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I really don’t want to go back to my ex-partner but he controls all of our money, so I am going to need help to get us by.
I started searching online for short term loans and find a pawnbroker. Billie and I visit the shop. All I have of value is my mums old ring. He offers me $350 for it and three months to pay it back with interest.
The interest is really high but I think I should be able to pay it off if I can pick up some more shifts over the next few weeks. I have no choice!
When I get home I call my boss and ask for some more shifts. He says he can offer me last minutes shifts if other staff pull out. I try to explain that will be hard as I have a young daughter. He just tells me that not his problem.
I am worried now that I am not going to be able to pay off this debt and will loose my mums ring.