posted on May, 16 2012 @ 11:36 PM
Hello all, I've been visiting ATS daily for about six years now and I've been registered for a little over a year. I don't really comment a lot but
I really enjoy reading through the site and even though I don't talk to many people on here I feel like I know a lot of you just from reading your
posts every day. Last week my wife abruptly left one night and hasn't returned. She then informed me, over facebook, that she wasn't happy and would
not be reuturning at all. She took the car, phone, debit card, and left my son and I with nothing. To make matters worse I'm currently unemployed.
Why? Well we were both managers at a restaurant when she got a promotion making more than both of us previously combined. With her new position came a
longer more complicated work schedule and we decided that it would be better if I quit and stayed at home with our son, an idea I wasn't thrilled
with but at the time it seemed the best option. To make matters worse, the house we're renting belongs to her mother and I was informed two days ago
that I have until the end of June to get my affairs in order and move out.
I'm going to be honest, it's been a bit rough. I sent my son to stay with my mother for a few days and started the process of going through all our
stuff and packing. I spent the night completely alone for the first time in over five years and turned to alcohol just to get through the pain of
being alone and sleeping in an empty bed. It's hard to describe the feeling of complete isolation, being in an empty house with no phone to call
anyone, not being able to talk to family or friends for several days. I think the hardest part was when I was going through our things and I came
across our wedding/honeymoon pictures.
I'm really just writing this so I can vent and because I've needed to talk about it for a week now, most of my friends and family aren't online and
since she took the phone I'm pretty cutoff from people at the moment. Thankfully my parents are helping as much as they can but they aren't in much
of a position to do a lot. So now I've begun the journey of finding a job and a new place to live, within a month without money, transportation, or a
phone....needless to say it's very overwhelming.
This brings me to the last bit of my rant...after the 30th of the month the internet will be disconnected so I'll be taking an extended break from
ATS and the internet in general. I just want you all to know that it's been a great pleasure to be a part of this community and hopefully I'll be
back sometime soon with a successful update on my situation. Although none of you really know me I feel that I know a lot of you from the hundreds of
threads I've read and I just want to say thank you to ATS for the education, entertainment, and sometimes insanity that has graced my computer
screen. Sorry for the long-winded rambling, I just had to put this out there, it's actually been a little therapeutic. Any advice or words of
encouragement would be greatly appreciated but really I just had to type this for myself to get a bit of the stress off my chest. Thanks in advance
and good night, I've got a long day tomorrow.