posted on Jun, 16 2012 @ 01:38 AM
This is why we have the system. There is no shame in taking from what you helped put into. None. I know men have the whole "I can take care of my
family" pride thing going on a bit more than women, but it is only a pride issue if you are just too damned lazy to work and care for your own. NOT
when you are trying everything you can to stay afloat.
I feel for you. We are pulling in over $25,000 LESS this year than usual. We didn't "live beyond our means" and just couldn't pay the bills. We lived
well within our means but $25,000 is slightly over half of what my husband's entire salary was. So we know your struggle well. Without some timely
support from our family at the beginning we would have lost almost everything. I am very blessed to have people like that as I know many who do
My point is...Sometimes life hands you a heaping pile of you know what. You did/are doing everything you can to make your own situation better and
should take pride in that. It is too easy to give up and not care about taking assistance...the fact that you have not done that tells me that you are
not abusing the system.
Don't be ashamed to take from the coffers you helped fill. I hope and pray your situation improves soon. There are more folks winding up like us by
the day. The economy has hit hard and we do what we need to do to survive. Keep your head up!
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