If you are staying with her, then I guess you should provide food and rent. I know that doen't leave much for you, but that is part of being an adult. Just make sure you get your daughter what she needs. If you were to go through housing, you wouldn't have the irritation of the mother. You would have your own place, but believe me, it still wont be easy, nothing is. But you can make ends meet and still have enough to enjoy life a little. I am just saying that neither way is going to be a piece of cake. But in housing it would just be you and your daughter probably.
I guess this is your decision, you don't have to stay there. It doesn't sound like the boyfriend helps, so like I say, if he wont work, you are better off without him.
Take care, get some counseling so you can have some direction in your life.
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