Hi, I'm a 37 year old newly separated mum of 3 boys, who are nearly 10, 8, and 6 years old. Literally just happened Monday night, after a long hard road of constantly forgiving my husbands sexting and lying.
The thing that scares me the most about this situation is what is centrelink going to expect from me? I have a tear in my shoulder and suffer from chronic fatigue. Mostly hits me in the evenings and although I know I'm awake now, I'm lying down, which is what helps. I am tired, but slightly wired, but also scared at the same time. Very scared.
I'm scared of what centrelink will expect of me. I'm scared that I'll hurt my shoulder more, or I'll get run down again like I used when I worked a long time ago. I'll obviously have 3 children to be there for as well. I'm not against working or studying but past experiences do make me feel a little anxiety over the thought of going back to the work force or school. It's been 14 years. And I'm literally qualified for nothing.
My XDH is saying don't go to centrelink yet. That he needs time. That's nice, but I gave him 15 years of my life. And I could never trust him again, I know this. Even though I also know I still love him. I believe it is officially over, but I haven't finished my claim as I am so scared of what my future holds.
Has anyone been where I am? Could you share some light on the subject for me please?