I am 38 and living in Northern Kentucky. I live with my fiance and our two boys. In 2020, I was forced to quit my job of 13 1/2 years when covid sent schools to virtual learning. My oldest son who is Autistc did not learn anything doing the virtual learning and his school pretty much said stop having him login and they’d work on catching him up the following school year. He’d already been held back once and in Kentucky they can only hold you back one year in elementary school so I was worried about sending him back due to his disability and already being academically behind rest of the children so I chose to start homeschooling him. This year his brother started school and we added him to our classroom :) I’ve been doing crafts and selling those in order to help add some income to the household.
Their Dad and I have been together 13 years and most of those years I’ve experienced mental, verbal and emotional abuse on a daily basis and a handful of times it’s gotten physic. Yesterday was one of those days where it got physical. My youngest son witnessed it and was scared to death to even be near him. I couldn’t leave but called my friend to come and pick me and my children up. We’re at her house at the moment bit she doesn’t exactly have room for any of us. I’m looking for financial help to get my own place to share with my two boys and also a vehicle (I lost mine to repossession last year after my Mom passed away and I quit doing my crafts to sell for a while). I’ve not been able to save any funds because everything I make he asks for to put towards living expenses which I completely understand. I am trying to avoid going to the police to file a report because I know he loves his boys and they love him, he’s never been abusive toward either of them in any way shape or form and don’t want him to have this on his record if it doesn’t have to be. I just really do not want to go back there.
I lost my Mom last year to cancer, she’s always been my rock and I’ve been lost without her here.
I hate asking for help but I don’t know what else to do. If you’re able to help, I appreciate it more than you know and if you’re not, I completely understood, thank you for reading about my troubles. God bless you!