I’m asking for help because I’ve recently escaped a physically, mentally and emotionally abusive relationship and now have nothing. Aside from my and my childrens new found well being, which is definitely worth losing everything.
We have 3 children and due to falling victim to strong manipulation tactics and fear of losing my kids, I have lost everything. Convincing me for a long time that my place was home with the kids and I didn’t need to work has financially crippled me. Not only did I suffer from severe PPD after my last two children, I also have depression and PTSD due to a traumatic childhood, adolescence and traumatic events that have occured throughout my adulthood.
I do not have a vehicle for transportation, so I have to either pay friends or cabs and/or Lyfts to get to and from work, which takes away from my ability to pay for other things we need. I do not have any family left, so I have felt completely alone for a very long time, which is also perhaps why it has been so difficult to find the strength to finally get out of the situation we were in. My 4-year-old had to have surgery on both of her eyes 5 days after her birthday, which was also less than two weeks after we moved, so life has been extremely stressful and trying for all of us. Thankfully the surgery was sucessful and she has been healing up wonderfully
Aside from needing a vehicle, my children and I are all in need of beds and a kitchen table. I also do not currently have a phone (he broke it before we moved), but have managed to get by on communication via email for now. I am leary of sharing photos of my daughters, so instead I am attaching a photo of our sweetie pie cat, Hope. She got outside recently and caught a rodent. A bone from the animal became lodged in her esophagus and I had to have a friend rush us to an emergency vet (of course it was a weekend) out of state and spend money I was saving in order to save her. This cat has been a great rock of emotional support for all of us; especially the kids. I don’t know what we would do without her. The vet still believes that although the bone fragment has shifted, it is still lodged inside and she will need an endoscopy and possibly more soon if it does not resolve. She is able to breathe, eat and drink now, which is the main thing. My 9-year-old was stroking her fur the first time she started eating on her own and whispered “I knew we named you ‘Hope’ for a reason” and wow, that brought tears to my eyes.
There are so many other difficult things that I am going through right now and it truly does seem that the old adage “When it rains, it pours” rings true. I do not have good credit and am already asking for help for so many things on here that I feel guilty about adding anything else to my financial despair, so I will leave it at that. I have never really asked anyone for help financially before. This does hurt my pride. This does make me feel very low and like I have failed in life. But I also feel like I am on the verge of mental collapse and I am all my kids have. They need me and I need them.
I thank you in advance for your kindness and generosity. If you are unable to contribute, please say a prayer for us. God Bless.