Hey everyone…I’m actually cringing as I write this but I’ve realized that sometimes you’ve just got to ask for help even when your pride is telling you not to. I’ve always been able to take care of myself and my responsibilities but given my recent separation, things have proven to be a little difficult. I’m seeking some assistance to help me get back on my feet so I can be in a better place for my children. I’m a newly single mom of 4. A 14 year old boy, 4 year old twin girls and my youngest will be 2 in a couple of weeks. I had to leave their dad for everyone’s safety. Over the past year it had become a snowball effect that ultimately became disastrous. My childrens’ father went through the loss of a parent and something inside of him changed. I thought giving him space and time to grieve was the answer but clearly I was wrong. He became addicted to drugs and gambling. I could deal with it at first but then the drugs started making him so angry and somewhat delusional. He was constantly screaming and threatening the children and I. Kicking and punching holes in the walls and breaking appliances. Any little thing would cause a major overreaction. He wrecked my car. He drained all the money out of my account so I ended up having to get a new one that he knew nothing about because he kept getting into it. Even now, he somehow managed to write to checks from that account in this past week and I have never had checks for this bank. He’s opened a bunch of lines of credit in my name so I’m dealing with that as well. I’m literally starting all over but this time it’s with 4 extra mouths to feed and he’s doing everything in his power to prevent me from taking care of my children. I’m happy that I got them out of that situation obviously but we’re not out of the woods yet. Now I have to deal with all these lawyer fees so I’m just asking for a little help. Anything at all would do. At least for a down payment towards a car so I can work extra hours. Because taking a Uber and Lyft to work, the grocery store, the kids to school or any other errand is definitely not helping me save anything extra for them. Sorry if this is long y’all but I’m just looking for a glimmer of hope!