My husband and I are getting divorced. I am completely devastated and my heart is broken but knowing that I have to tell my two children is just shattering to me.
We have been together for 17 years and married for 15. He longs to be with someone else and I cannot force him to stay with me. When we first met, I vowed that I would never get married and have children because I grew up with my parents divorced and they both got remarried and had more children. I have been left out and never felt like I fit in anywhere until I met my soon to be ex husband. He made me love him like I never expected and I did get married. We have two beautiful, kind hearted kids. A son and a daughter. They are 8 and 15 now. I feel like an awful mother now that I will have no home because I cannot afford to pay for our house on my own. I also have a car payment that I cannot afford if I have a house payment. I have been a stay at home mom until a few years ago and now I am making only a little more than minimum wage which is going to make our lives a complete struggle. I know this divorce is going to hurt them more than ever and I don’t want them to be without me because I cannot afford a house for us. I am not needing anything big. Just a small house that the three of us can call our own when they are not at their dads house. I am hoping you can find it in your heart to help me, even if it’s a small amount. Anything will help. I want the best for my children because they mean more to me than life itself and I’m struggling to keep myself together for them.
I want them to be able to live with me half of the time and also with their dad half of the time. With me being able to provide them with a house, they will be able to do that. I am asking for help more for my kids than for myself. Yes, I would love to have less of a struggle with this whole situation but what I really want is for my children to feel safe and secure no matter what parent they will be with. Thank you for taking the time to read this and I really hope you can help us. These two children deserve the world and I feel like I have failed them as a parent.