Long story short, my girlfriend and I have broken up. We both signed for a 2 year lease at the start of last July, so we still have a good 13 months left on it.
I need out.
I imagine "go find a lawyer" is the first and best advice, but I thought that I'd put up a thread to simmer overnight to see if anyone has had similar issues and could start pointing me in a good direction.
I'm not looking to duck out. I just want to give 2 months notice, pay up, and get out.
She and I had communicated that we couldn't live together indefinitely, but apparently I wasn't clear enough that I needed to get into my own space and pronto. I started looking for apartments, brought some boxes home, and when she came in and noticed them, made it clear that was something I was working on. While we hadn't set it down clearly that we'd be out by August, I've come to realize I'm not going to make it that far. Hell, I want to be out by the first week of June.
So, what to do? This isn't just some minor thing; things were rocky for months and then I found out in mind March she cheated on me with 2 guys. Yes, I'm an idiot for even trying to make it work for a month following that (mid april), but now it's mid May and I'm not going to stick it out any longer than I have to.
Help H&A, I want to flee, feel trapped, and cannot afford to pay another $900 per month on top of my own rent and bills.