I was widowed 3 years ago and a mother with two children struggling after finding out that when my husband died he also left me with huge debts I had no idea about. I have managed to pay off many, and some still outstanding. we are just scraping by, with minimal food, which is resulting in my sons complexion looking malnourished. This is killing me slowly inside. My daughter soon after that, met her boyfriend who moved in, and within a few weeks we discovered that he is a scammer and used our vulnerable situation to manipulate our grieving process, becoming the ‘man of the house’. Promised us he will take charge of the rental and electricity bills and I was to pay for the rest. So we moved out of our comfortable home and got a new premises. He was a first class manipulator and his narcissistic behaviour was evident almost immediately after we moved in. He crashed my daughters car and said he will pay for that but that time never came. Now its too late for insurance to repair as its run out of rego. We then found out that he was on the run, with some serious heavies looking for him, which was why he moved us from the original home. He used us as his scapegoat So essentially, he put my whole family in danger. We have just found out, he has done this many times before, and we are yet just another victim of his narcissistic behaviour.
The worlds most liveable city has now extended this lockdown even further making people angry and hash. Our landlord is refusing to negotiate any rental relief as the Department of Housing can assist in a small financial injection due to COVID-19 only if there is a rental reduction in place. So I’m going round in circles.
My scammer has put us in extreme financial hardship and mental disarray. Also to top it off with COVID-19 hitting Victoria so hard we are no longer able to keep our heads above water. Loosing all our jobs, and left with no savings. The lockdown has put a lot of emotional stress on us with no-one to talk to, no work available to any of us.
I am extremely embarrassed that I have had to come on this website to beg for some financial assistance. But I am desperately needing help and I must put my pride to the side for my children’s sake. I would like to also thank the creators of this website. I never thought people use a platform like this for the kindness of others. Brings tears to my eyes. When I am able, this is the site I will be donating to on a regular interval, knowing I am actually helping people in need and not some company where the money goes towards the ‘business’. (although running costs are essential).
We are a beautiful family and don’t belong in the streets like lost puppies. No-one belongs there. I will NEVER give up! I am just at my lowest point at the moment and can’t think straight. I find myself walking around the house over thinking with no resolutions. I have always wanted my own home for safety and security. I never thought I would find myself in these circumstances as I am a hard worker and a go-getta. Go figure!
It is from the deepest part of my heart I thank you in advance . I love you all. x