I downsized from a 3 bed semi which I was renting after a divorce. Marital home 4 bed detached . I left the 4 bed with almost nothing as husband was violent and when I eventually was able to get back into the house I had just a few hours with daughters to salvage what I could . I left loads of stuff we wanted behind as just run out of time .
I refurnished rental house from scratch which cost me thousands . Fast forward 3 years and now live in a 1 bedroom flat very near daughters and grandchildren but because it’s a much more expensive area I couldn’t afford to buy a 2 bed flat and no money left over. It cost more than a 4 bed house would have in Wales.
So very happy, not much money, downsized loads and gave lots of stuff away so everything would fit and it was definitely a “ needs must” move but still see it as positive, just wish I’d been able to put a little money away for the future.
Son's fiancee hates us - we're going to family therapy
My dilemma is that she's a slob - how to discuss with her?
A level of gravitas and decorum has been lost - don't think she's a naive player