I had no idea that someone actually messaged people privately. The assistance I received literally fed and clothed my children. I had no savings and lived week to week during my marriage due to my ex’s gambling problem, and I supported all of us. When he left, he continued to gamble and provided nothing for the children at all including child support.
It was so humbling to have people who only knew me from an online community do so much to assist. I really meant the world to me. The many shoulders made available to me, made the biggest difference to my life when I was suicidal. EB carried me through what was the most difficult time of my life.
I’m still with the same guy. We are engaged, maybe we’ll get around to getting married when covid is over. My eldest daughter is now in her 2nd year of uni and moved out of home last year. I miss her immensely. My second daughter is in high school now, and my third daughter is in year 4. Our youngest ‘ours’ daughter is currently being assessed for ASD, she’s 4 years old. All the stuff I read over the years about ASD is what triggered me into thinking her quirks may be more than just quirks.
I am doing really well. I still remember a post I made when I met DF and was asking what I should wear for our first date. Who would have thought that a date I accepted just to get out of the house would end up like this 🙂
Who would have thought an online community could be the village I and many others needed to get though some of the hardest times in our lives. What a wonderful thing to have been a part of.