I suffered a lot because of love, She betrayed me to Dubai with my own money – Artist Yonas Getachew. When the phrase “sacrifice for love” pops ups, it’s hard not to think back to a certain Kate Winslet and Leo DiCaprio … yes, Titanic. Who can forget that image of Jack and Rose clinging to each other in the icy waters near the sinking ship? Jack ultimately gave his life so that Rose could stay afloat on a flimsy board and eventually be rescued. (“Jack!” Sniff-sniff.) While the reality isn’t quite as dramatic as the flimsy-board scenario from Titanic, real-life companions do often find themselves sacrificing for a loved one. To outsiders, that may not seem like a lot, but anyone who’s ever lived in the Big Apple knows about the great love affair you can have with this city. I grew up in the Midwest and always dreamed of Manhattan. Finally, I made it here when I was 23 and I’ve spent the last eight years working hard to launch my career, get my apartment, and be able to stand on my own two feet in a city that can be very overwhelming. Coincidentally, the moment I started to feel truly independent and capable, I met someone. He has a son from a previous relationship; the two live outside the city in Westchester. My boyfriend and I started talking about moving in together about six months ago and it quickly became clear that I’d have to join him in the suburbs. Financially, we can’t afford a two-bedroom apartment in Manhattan, nor would we want to uproot his son from his current school.