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I wrote to you about three years ago about how my upstairs neighbor was my ex-bf and that I needed to continue living there for school. Now, at 24, I find myself in a much stickier and more unsavory situation. Same boy and I got back together after that, fell in love, and after getting things to a very healthy and stable place, moved in together about 8 months ago. Now, we just broke up, as our jobs and lives are moving in different directions. I cannot move out until I’ve found myself an apartment. He can afford the entire rent on his own, once I’m gone. Any tips for weathering the storm? I really want to avoid spending nights at my parents’ house or moving back in with them, as I feel super-isolated there. This is my home! Help!
— Not Home Alone
What should N.H.A. do?