Her Cousin Kicked Her Out When She Was 18 But Years Later She Came Crawling Back, Asking for a Co-Lease

A woman recently wondered if she was being immature for refusing to co-sign a lease with her cousin. Some years ago, her cousin and her boyfriend kicked her out. Now, years later, the cousin is broke and needs help! Here’s what happened.

Starting Together in an Apartment

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When they were both young, this woman, now 27, and her cousin, 28, decided to share an apartment. They came from an abusive family where they were treated poorly.

Getting Their Credit

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At that time, they were old enough to get a credit card and build a credit score. This helped them become more independent and leave their family situation.

Her Cousin’s Boyfriend

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After moving in together, things took a bad turn. Her cousin started dating a much older man. He was 48 when they started dating, and now he’s 58. At the time when she just turned 18, her cousin and her boyfriend kicked her out.

She Faced Homelessness

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They threw away her things, took her keys, and even got the police to make her leave. Her cousin was able to do this because the apartment was only under her name, and not hers. At the time, she was still very young and ended up with no place to live.

She Survived Hard Times

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She had a tough time after that. For eight years, she went from being homeless to staying in emergency shelters. She got aid from the government and took out loans, which she eventually paid back. She worked multiple jobs and finally earned enough money to rent a room.

Her Cousin’s Troubles

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Later, she heard that her cousin was having problems. Her cousin’s partner, now her husband, was abusing her badly. They had two kids together, and she had tampered with her credit score so badly, making it hard to rent an apartment alone.

She Reconnected With Her Cousin

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Then, a mutual friend decided to share her cousin’s number with her. Her cousin reached out for her help. “She reached out to me asking if I can help co-lease with her so she and her children can run away from her husband,” she said. She said she was sorry for her past actions and claimed she had changed.

It Was a Difficult Decision

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But she chose not to co-lease with her cousin, despite feeling bad for her.  “I told her that, while I feel bad for her circumstances, I refuse to agree to a co-leasing with her because of what she had done in the past and how it permanently affected the way I see her now,” she said.

Was She Wrong for Refusing to Help?

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Some of her friends thought she was being unkind for not helping a vulnerable mother who needed assistance. They believed she should let go of the old grudges, especially since they were both young when things happened. But though she respected her friends’ thoughts, she also believed that her cousin’s past actions revealed her true character.

People Responded

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“For one thing, she probably won’t be a good risk on the lease and would wreck the credit you’ve worked so hard to fix,” said one person.

“Her credit score is so bad she can’t rent a place, and that says she is not responsible with money.”

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A pregnant woman recently became enraged after her mother-in-law and boyfriend insisted on naming her new-born child according to old-age customs without her consent. Here is what the 25-year-old woman had to say:

Her Controlling Mother-In-Law Wants to Name Her Newborn Son and Her Husband Doesn’t Think They Should Argue Against It

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There Was Just One Parking Space in Front of Their Houses, And When She Took It For the Babysitter, Her Neighbor Was Livid

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A woman and her husband moved into their new home a year ago and, since arriving, have found that their babysitter was late due to a lack of parking. Despite trying to find a solution, their neighbor has an issue.

There Was Just One Parking Space in Front of Their Houses, And When She Took It For the Babysitter, Her Neighbor Was Livid

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