A 24-year-old woman in NYC studying for her masters degree in social work has moved out of her 26-year-old boyfriend's luxury $5k/month condo after he insisted she pay half the rent. Despite her boyfriend earning over $200k/year, she is currently doing an unpaid yearlong internship and has no income. She spends 12 hours a day working, studying, commuting, or in class and has no time for a paid job.
Her mother helps her financially with her MetroCard and healthcare expenses, but she relies on loans for everything else. Her boyfriend initially said he would pay the rent until she finished grad school, then they would split it based on income. However, after talking to his friends, he demanded she pays half and called her a 'leech'.
She found a cheaper place for $800/month in Queens, but some mutual friends think she's being unreasonable for moving out instead of talking to him and staying by paying what she can afford.
Read on to find out more about the situation.