Q: Can I sue my ex for my bill to college if she caused my homelessness by breaking up with me during my unemployment?
We were both living with her friends from work and we got in a fight one day going to work/school and during her day at work she broke up with me and I was immediately rendered homeless. This caused me to have to move to another state and be unable to go to the college. It was past the time limits for my ability to withdrawal/refund from the classes and now I'm saddled with a $5,000 bill.
A: First of all this isn't a personal injury case. Second of all you alone are responsible for your decisions. She didn't cause you to do what you did. It is your responsibility to have a contingency plan when things don't work out the way you planned. You could have contacted the college to let them know you needed housing, you could have looked for some where else to live. You could have slept in your car and showered in the gym. You could have put out a call for help on social media. You could have asked at local churches if they know of someone that would help you. Instead you made your girlfriend responsible for you life and gave up when she didn't want that job. Part of going to college is learning to take responsibility for your life and make good decisions.
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