From joyceleemusic: I had a best friend for a few years who I cared deeply about. She got into a toxic narcissistic relationship with someone and we lost touch. After that ended, I gradually started hearing from her again and really hoped that maybe our friendship could come back but it’s never been the same. I ended up moving into her house and moved out a few months later because the landlord was selling the house in Dec of 2022. Subsequently, I’ve dealt with a plethora of health issues and significant life events non-stop for about 8 months including unexpected surgery in February. She didn’t reach out or pay me my deposit back. I asked and finally she told me she ran into hard times and spent my deposit but didn’t have it. I told her about my health issues and asked over and over again about a payment plan to which she just stated she would pay me when she had it.
Fast forward it’s now September… I moved out in December… legally I should have received my deposit back 21 days after moving out. I am on food stamps. I had a period of time where I couldn’t work because of my health issues and it is still like pulling teeth to get a response from her let alone money. I have only gotten a portion of my deposit back and when I expressed to her how much the lack of communication was hurting me, she has not acknowledged it, just acted like I’m an inconvenience. I feel so cast aside and taken advantage of. I didn’t do anything wrong and the stress from this situation has absolutely exacerbated my health issues. This person used to be my best friend. All I’ve wanted to do today was cry. I couldn’t focus on work. I am so heartbroken.