We found out today that we finally got approved for our own apartment. Due to a few credit glitches we had to have a co-signer and my ex is going to help us out with that. Yes, it's a strange arrangement, not many people get along well enough with a ex spouse to have them help each other out but him and I are really close and probably get along better now than when we were married. I will miss my daughter (and her dad) but I am not going far. We are only moving over one building. We will have about a hundred yards between us. Not enough to feel far away yet far enough away that each of us will feel a bit more independent. My daughter needs to have more freedom, and the ex is happy to get his extra bedroom back. We have been using it as a make shift storage room. I'm just thrilled that I can finally unpack all my things!!