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dragonflies   in reply to AidpageTeam   on

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Why won't the picture upload?
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I and a 44 year old woman with a dog (ESA) named Coco and struggled for the last few years to understand just how bad my relationship was. It took me two years to read The Verbally Abusive Handbook because it was simply too painful to admit that I was in yet another abusive relationship and had missed or ignored the signs. I should have been smarter. I thought I was smarter. I was abused by my father and then two other relationships in my late teems. I've never asked for help, not even from my parents and have always made my own way.

But now I'm in trouble and need help. Over the past year I've lost three jobs because I've shared my mental illness status with Human Resources. I am good at my job (in advertising), had risen to a Vice President, so mental illness never impacted my work, but I suppose they felt they couldn't risk having someone like me there. Most recently, as they said, "we parted ways," and I am still negotiating a severance package. The latest is that they will only offer two months, but since all three of these incidents happened until the same parent company I find that unacceptable. I have a psychiatrist, therapist and take my meds as prescribed. I am a highly functioning adult with a mental illness; bipolar ii with depression and PTSD with anxiety. I don't hide it and want to be an advocate so people understand that even those of us who are successful members of society may have a mental illness and may at times have very dark struggles.

I have $50 in the bank, having used up my 401K and savings last time they illegally laid me off, which they did while I was still on FMLA from when I went away for partial inpatient treatment. I talked to many unemployment lawyers and they all said the same thing; since I'm an at-will employee they can fire me just because they don't like my shoes. Basically they won't take cases like mine because I can only prove correlation, not causation and won't win.

I can't afford food, therapy or medication, let alone my rent and mortgage. I had to move out of our jointly owned apartment in January because it was getting too dangerous to be there, but I'm afraid if I don't pay the mortgage I'll forfeit the apartment and it's my investment as much as his.

I'm asking for help because I need it. I know I'll get back on my feet, but I'm in a dark place now and just need to get by for the next few weeks before I get my severance and a new job. My partner not only has made it clear that he won't help me get through this, he also ended the relationship via text this morning. A direction we were already headed in, but to have him do that and try to take all control away and make me feel small is just another example of the abuse.
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Bobbyray   in reply to AidpageTeam   on

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How can i get help with gas to get back home to Ohio
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Bobbyray   in reply to Bobbyray   on

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Im stranded in Florida and i need to get back to Ohio and have been sleeping in my van and have no gas to get back home.and can't find any help
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kris0208   in reply to AidpageTeam   on

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Do we get paid for text?
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kris0208   in reply to Gina5Gina   on

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Hello, I wanna join what's this about?
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littlegirllost   in reply to champleve   on

If anyone needs car detailing, clothes done (I'm great at ironing), personal care, private

Yes, it's great 2 know u r being heard. My daughter has been a surprising supporter & advocater for me. She's out west, but we r always calling & she knows more about my illness than I do. I like 2 talk w/other's about some things. She gets upset quickly, like my prescriptions got stuck in the send tube & she wanted 2 call the pharmacy! She's also very protective of me. I had her 3 weeks before I turned 15 & raised her 2 have values & work/education ethics. She got out of the dingy little town we lived in & she now sees that I was right. I hate 2 burden her. She has a good husband & a wonderful 3 year old. She says (when asked if she has help) that she & I r raising him. That's true. She'll call & say he's being bad & I.have a chat & he's good. Thank u & even this message from you has cheered me up. I'm in an area I really don't know many people. Have a blessed day!
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Food: I'm starving! Yes, I get food stamps & it's not enough for the month. I am getting medical

I'm starving! Yes, I get food stamps & it's not enough for the month. I am getting medical treatments & I have 2 eat properly. That's not a concern of charities. I went to the food pantry & all the people that live in the bars are there. Please help. I am just hungry!
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Trucl needed: I'm in desperate need of a car! I live in a rural area & the transportation system where I

I'm in desperate need of a car! I live in a rural area & the transportation system where I live is basically non-existent. I have a very rare disorder & have to go 70 miles for my Dr & my treatment. I'm unable to get help in the county I'm in. I've called several charities & not 1 call back. If anyone can help I can drive anything, but can no longer drive a stick. I'd really could use a pick-up truck. That way I can collect scrap & cash it in & get firewood.
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littlegirllost   in reply to littlegirllost   on

Eye care sites listing links for the Eye Care page

Are there only resources for TX? Anything for PA?
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littlegirllost   in reply to soulight   on

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I need dental resources in PA. I'm a survivor of domestic abuse & my teeth are all broken & knocked out.
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littlegirllost   in reply to Demilulu   on

Am unsure of where we will go....frightened

I wish u luck. I have just got power & lied w/NO utilities ALL winter & had 2 flashlights & a little kerosene heater. I made it & I know u can 2. Stay strong!
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littlegirllost   in reply to champleve   on

If anyone needs car detailing, clothes done (I'm great at ironing), personal care, private

Thank u. I've been diagnosed w/a very rare & very hard 2 treat genetic disorder. They misdiagnosed me & my Mother. SHE was so sick & she died in 1996. I'm getting treatment & I've been very sick from them, but I will march ahead! I had 2 fight 4 everything in my life & this is serious, but I have 2 b positive & I know I'll get to a point it's maintenance & hopefully I'll get 2 remission. But, going through this alone had been very sad. I just want my hand held. Thank you & God bless.
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I need help moving it from my house
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littlegirllost  

If anyone needs car detailing, clothes done (I'm great at ironing), personal care, private

If anyone needs car detailing, clothes done (I'm great at ironing), personal care, private duty nursing. I need work! PA.
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Today I feel safe. I may have problems but hopefully someone will be able to help. So

Today I feel safe. I may have problems but hopefully someone will be able to help. So expensive. Had 2 replace furnace & still no water. Need new pipes.
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