On Easter Sunday my significant other told our family that he was leaving. We were beyond shocked. Shortly after I discovered he had been entertaining another woman on the side.
This is where my life started to fall completely apart. My significant other and I have been together for almost 16 years. We have four children, two of which were from my previous marriage. Everything we had together over the 16 years is in my significant others name. EVERYTHING.
I raised our children 95% of the time on my own so that he could work a job where he made 5x the amount of money that I did working as a licensed childcare provider in our home. His job required him to live away from home, as it was too far to commute on a daily basis. He lived away from home mid February through the end of November. He would come home on the weekends if he didn’t have to work to spend time with our family.
Now, with everything in his name, he is asking me and the kids to move out of our home. Because of this request I had to quit my job of 13 years as well, so we are now homeless and I am jobless. He is sitting pretty well, as he is able to pay his bills with one check, with the ability to bank the other three each month. I do not have any money in my bank account, as I barely made it living check to check each week. It was humiliating to have to ask him for money if I needed help so I depended heavily upon my credit cards. I owe thousands of dollars, as I relied on them for everything; groceries, gas, school supplies, school clothes, school functions, birthdays and holidays, etc..
So, here we sit. Homeless, jobless and broke. Not only broke money wise but broken as a person. No place to live, no job to save money to find a place to live, drowning in credit card debt and totally heartbroken.
Depression has set in double time. I feel like I’ve failed myself but mostly I feel like I’ve failed my children. I only have my love to offer them right now but sometimes it doesn’t feel like enough. I feel like I’ve finally hit rock bottom. I’m trying to be strong for them but I feel like I’m dying inside. I’m totally lost, trying to figure out how to pull myself out of this situation so my kids and I can move on, rebuild our lives and be happy again.
Any donation to help us get on our feet would be truly appreciated. I am a grateful person and I always pay it forward when I can.