Hello, I hope you can help. I have been separated from my husband for over a year now. Being a Single Parent is the hardest job in the world. We have faced many issues and have been going to counselling to try and mend our relationship and do what is best for our children. During our time apart I returned to work on a part time basis and my husband is still working full time. However, he has also incurred further debt by way of a car loan and his credit card is still not paid off.
Rather prematurely we thought we would look at how we are living and surviving with our individual financial situations. What a shock it was when it turned out that we would be scraping by each week with only a few dollars to spare?
Our children want us to be together and as we are working things out I think I want that too. How on earth do others do it? I will admit I do get a little assistance from Centerlink to help get me by. I am also going for a job interview next week and hopefully that will pay a little more. Anyone who has reconciled, husband or boyfriend has moved back how do you manage?
I cannot believe the issue with money could be what keeps us separate? We are almost there with just a few issues that need sorting out however not being able to survive at the end of the day will cause us to separate again. I think I have repeated myself, sorry . I am completely honest and have read that Centerlink would need to be told within 14 days if he does move back to our rented house at the end of the year.
Thank you for reading.