Two pounds down would be good... It would be a real morale-booster to start the new year off.
PS Divorce update: I haven't started legal proceedings yet, as I was planning to wait to hear about a job prospect outcome of The Cheating and Hostile Husband - he has an interview next week. If he gets the job, it would be good for my case. I may speed things up, though, as he is now demanding that I pay half the rent (the apartment lease is in his name). I'm refusing, of course...View Thread
Sorry to hear about the tragedy, Judy, it is very sad. I hope that you and the family will find some consolation in supporting each other. Thinking of you and hope some Thanksgiving blessings are coming your way nevertheless.View Thread
I am trying to keep my head, very difficult though. I'm just planning my perfect moment to strike (i.e. start the proceedings). At the moment I'm waiting to see if he is going to get a job (there has been a semi-offer, and I want to see if it materialises, as it will enhance my chances during settlement).View Thread
Thanks Helene, Judy, Kim, Amber,Debbie etc . I.'m making mental notes of all your advice.
I'll definitely give Legal Aid a ring, Helene - thanks again.
So much special foods in the grocery shops this time of the year. Luckily I don't have spare money for luxuries this year, so temptations won't tempt me too much! Maybe some special seasonal cookies, that'll be about it, otherwise just my usual foodstuffs. I now shop later in the day, as I find more discounted fresh produce then.View Thread
A pound (lost) is a blessing, the world around, Kim, that's all I know!
You are so right, I need to build a social network. I can only benefit from that. I will start with that this very week! Thanks for reminding me about that important factor.
New complication: husband is refusing to sell the house! He says it can be done later (after the settlement, once the house market is better) - I won't fall into that trap. Once the papers are signed, there is no guarantee of a fair share when the house gets sold one day. He is SCHEMING.
Now I have to try and get legal advice on this issue too, as if the situation is not complicated enough. One can apparently try to get a court to order him to sell, but I first have to figure out how to convince the court!
Does anyone know if one can force a spouse to sell in case of a divorce?? I'll be grateful for any advice...
Have a healthy 2nd last week of November. Let's practise the healthy habits so that they are stronger when temptation comes around during the feasts ahead.View Thread
Thank you all! Friends like you will help me pull through my crisis!
I am lurking from time to time; just have a lot to do (e.g. sort out a lifetime of household stuff!), and my job hunt is taking up most of my time. I apply for jobs literally daily.
I am still without work, money is getting very tight. The Philanderer seems to have got a great job opportunity in another country that will be well-paid. Why do the wicked get on in life, while some who try to lead a decent life get downtrodden?! I have deep worries and a raging unease/despair about my future: no income, no pension, soon no home, no family in the same country!
I just try to live each day with as much dignity as I can. I really don't know what will become of me.
Weight has not been my main priority, but my weight is staying stable. I was hoping that the trauma would have helped me to lose weight, but embarrassingly, I still eat like before! I still go to the gym at least (it is paid until May, thank goodness).
I hope you are all on a good path eating-wise and in other ways!
Thanks again for thinking of me. It helps a lot and makes me feel less alone.View Thread