How do you do it? I was with my ex for 10 years, since I was 16. I do not have a high school education or much work experience. I know my ex has to pay child support and he is doing that plus some. We are only separated and he moved out in June. The boys and I are staying in the house (which he is paying for) and he got an apartment. He is giving me $800 a month for groceries/gas. He pays all bills. I would love to get out of this house. Have our own apartment. I just got a part time job at the Y working in the Child Watch area so I can take my boys to work with me. The pay is not much, at all, but its a start.
How do you go from being a stay at home mom for 4 years to surviving on your own and being independent? My ex is not controlling at all and is very helpful, I would just like to be able to do this on my own. I just don't know where to start or how to go about it.
ETA - I have no local family. Moving to be closer to my family is not something i am willing to do either.