Hello, I am from TN and am 37 years old. I have 4 amazing kids aged 15, 13, 9 and 3. A few months ago I made the very difficult decision to leave my marriage. The reason for this is years of psychological, emotion and mental abuse from my husband. If I didn’t agree with him or I didn’t go along with whatever he said, he would rage on me and say things to me that no human should ever hear. He would control me with money, not giving me access to our family funds. He would take the keys to my car as a means of control. He did this for years to me. But as our daughters got older, he began to do it to them too. That was when I knew I had to get away. No children deserve that. He would not be a father to them at all, never participate, never listen…..But the screaming and cussing us was the worst part. And the last few months before I made him leave, it was every single day.
So now we have been separated for a few months and I have barely been making it. I have relied on help from family, but it’s at a point where I can’t ask them anymore, they have already helped so much. I can’t work right now because of the pandemic. I am a licensed nurse, but my license isn’t active and it is going to cost $200 to get my license back, which I just do not have. I was a stay at home mom for many years, so getting any job is hard, but if I had my nursing license back, it would be much easier.
He refuses to pay me child support, and he continues to be manipulative and hateful to us. He tries to bully me into canceling the divorce and tells me I will never make it without him. I want to prove him wrong. So far I have somehow made it without him, but I am running out of options.
Please, if you can find it in your heart to donate and help us, I would be forever grateful. I don’t know what else to do and I am desperate.
And yes, I do plan to take him to court for child support. However, because of the pandemic, our court hearing has been delayed several times and it will be a few months before we can go to court. I have spoken with an attorney and there’s nothing I can do until then. I do get assistance from the state, but it is not enough to last all month long and to cover everything. It only pays one or two bills and then it’s gone. Please help us.