I married my husband in July of 1989. I knew he was not the nicest person, but he was wonderful to both of my children from a prior marriage. My oldest has severe developmental delays from loss of oxygen at birth, and is now 32-years-old yet he has the comprehension of a 9-month-old. When I met and married my husband I was a beautiful, strong and intelligent woman with a job making close to six figures. And it would’ve been more if I was not a single mom, but managing a career and two children with almost no support was not easy.
At the time, my husband lived at home with his father and did not even own a car. Through the years my husband cheated on me, beat me, abused me anyway that you could imagine. In 1991 I had our first child and 11 months later was blessed with another. When I had my fourth child I left my job. By then I financially, emotionally and mentally set my husband up in business with two other partners, one of them his identical twin. Ten years into the marriage, I got involved with pain management and have fought that addiction ever since, although the last time I used was 3 and a half years ago when I left. I left with 6 dollars in my pocket. My husband and I acquired over 7 million dollars in assets over the course of our marriage. He has fraudulently taken everything out of my name. He has forged my signatures on everything from deeds to properties to stock certificates to checks, you name it. For three years I have been trying to get help and cannot find a lawyer to help me. My husband uses the money to get the children to not talk to me. He has our kids, our pets, all our money and property and everything I acquired in 48 years of life. I cannot hold a job now because I have many physical problems and I have a plethora of mental problems. I am living on welfare and I have dealt with it for the most part just continuing to have faith and hope. Knowing that my higher power will let things happen in his time.
But in October, my 20-year-old daughter had a child and now my husband has her too, I have only seen her three times. My heart is so broken and despite my quest to find serenity through spirituality, I really feel like giving up. He and his brother are evil sociopaths and I am putting my life into my hands by trying to find justice. My husband and his family also tell my children that I was the cheater and the liar and the thief. I am and have always been a good person, I love my children more than life and it kills me that this evil person has everything and I have nothing. I really feel like giving up, I don’t know what to do. Oh, and I told you I struggled with addiction…My husband has done drugs since we met. He never really tried to stop. Since 2002 I’ve been fighting, going to 12-step groups and trying to work a program. But it wasn’t going to work until I left him. Two sickies don’t make a welly. I just can’t believe that there are no lawyers or anything that are wiling to help me.
A TDL Reader