Hello, as some of you lovely people know (You guys are the best, I cannot thank you all enough for being there for me!), I’ve been considering moving out of my toxic family home. This consists of:
Me (Don’t work, don’t have an ID to work either)
Boyfriend (Works shift leader in job, pays rent. Has car thanks to brother, but can’t use it anymore since it’s always broken and bf doesn’t even have a driving license yet)
—brother said he would help us get these things, hasn’t yet happened in months/years–
*They all work the same job, it would be hard to switch jobs because then we’d deal with brother.
Narcissistic brother with anger issues (“man of the house”. Works as assistant manager at job but acts like the boss),
Brother’s fiancee I call his “minion” (works as shift leader in job), and
Mother with narc. tendencies but I still love her. Also handicapped without the benefits, can’t work and depends on brother.
To try to sum it all down,
-Brother controls all. Fiancee follows.
-Mom is tired and has no choice but to stay under the same roof, but if she had a choice idk if she would leave.
-Boyfriend and I are extremely emotionally drained. We’re done.
We have two plans to leave but there are downsides, but that unfortunately comes with any huge decision.
Plan A: Me and bf talk to his biological father in another state and move in with him.
-Downside: I don’t know how to cope with leaving my mother alone, boyfriend will be away from his family, and my family won’t have someone that pays rent anymore (which is my bf’s responsibility here)
-Upside: Freedom, haha.
Plan B: Bf moves back to his parent’s place and saves money there to help us get our own place eventually.
Downside- Long waiting time, probably a lot of toxicity to deal with when he leaves, and after he leaves. I’m afraid of how they’ll be around me when he’s gone. I’ll probably be the blame for something somehow, although it will be unbearable either way.
Upside: My Hopes are that my mom won’t react as badly if he left, compared to if we both left? I don’t know, honestly…
Just a side note, I tried to get an ID recently, but I didn’t want my brother finding out. Thanks to the car (this is supposedly my bf’s car btw, the only car that can be driven atm) having issues, now my brother takes my bf to work and all that. We don’t have access to “his” car anymore. I don’t even want to tell my brother I want to get an ID honestly because he always wants to be in charge of everything so I think he’ll just give me excuses like he has the past about 2 years.
We also have been having a hard time trying to save money since it’s going to my bf’s constantly messed up car.
What do you guys suggest I do? Does plan A or plan B sound better? How do I cope with leaving my mother or should I leave at all? Me and my boyfriend desperately need another perspective, I’m hoping I get some hope here. Thank you all so much as always. Take care.