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Today’s topic: I Thought He Was the One

Hi Steve,

I’m writing you because I really need help dealing with this situation. Well I ran back into my high school sweetheart. We hooked up and we’ve been dating for 8 months. I’ve been trying to give him a chance due to the fact that he’s on probation. Now it’s coming down to it where we’ve been living in the house with his mother for two months. Now she wants us to move in february. Now he’s not contributing to anything. Since I’ve been here, I’ve been giving rent, buying food, and everything. I got him a job and he blew the job by not obeying the rules. Now I help him get his unemployment, but that’s only 65 dollars a week. He doesn’t want to work I take it. Anyhow I haven’t even mentioned that his ex-girl stays in the basement from us. Also he leaves at 11 a.m. and doesn’t return until 5 a.m. sometimes. The big deal is last week I found out he smokes dope (I’m talking about the white powder). Now my question to you is what should I do? Should I stay around and help him get through his problem or should I walk away? Also there are kids involve in the situation — not his. I also didn’t mention that he talks to and kicks it with his ex-girlfriends. So please help me.

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