02-01-2012, 02:37 AM
Join Date: Jul 2011
| | Re: So now what? (How to Secretly Get Ready To Separate?)
When I left my ex (we weren't married, thank goodness), I did it the hard way, and struggled for a year being homeless and living out of my car, finding a job and eventually my own place to live. Obviously I wouldn't recommend that method with children, so in addition to putting away money and the garage sale I would also keep the numbers and locations of women's shelters handy, start keeping extra clothes for you and the kids (as well as other needed supplies - canned food, utensils, diapers, for example) in the trunk of your car, since you may not know exactly when you will need to leave. Having friends and family who can help you when you do is also extremely helpful. Seek out state programs that may be able to aide you with childcare, employment, shelter and food.
Wishing you the very best - I know it was difficult for me, I can only imagine how hard this will be for you... Posted via Mobile Device