Today’s dear debt letter, as part of the #DitchYourDebt challenge, comes from Asherah, a 40-year-old wife and mother of 2, who resides in New Jersey and is seeking to be debt free.

Dear Debt,

We met at a time in my life when I needed you to be there for monthly necessities and it grew into me becoming dependent on you for seven years. While we have been involved for a long time now you seem to be lingering around with no positive effect on my life.

I have gotten tired and frustrated of living this way and I have been re-evaluating my life. God told me there is no room for you here. I am sorry but this endless relationship has to end now. Thanks for being there but you are no longer needed.

Asherah

Melanie

Melanie is a freelance writer currently living in Portland, Oregon. She is passionate about education, financial literacy, and empowering people to take control of their finances. She writes about breaking up with debt, freelancing, and side hustle adventures at DearDebt.com.

Currently she puts more than 50% of her income towards debt, while living a frugal, fun life. In addition to her love of personal finance, art and music, she is also a karaoke master. Follow the adventure @DearDebtBlog.

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