I was so happy to be out and free (my ex was controlling and verbally abusive), I didn't have time for any other emotions. I went back to school immediately after leaving, and started working in a restaurant night/weekends. So - I met new people at school (including my current husband), and met lots of young,single people at work. Both helped me create a new life. But it wasn't what most people would consider a "single lifestyle" because I had my kids - I still stayed home most nights I wasn't at work, I rarely drank, and I played with my kids. They are the most important thing.
Yes, it was difficult due to finances, but like I said, I was just so happy to be out . . .
at 4:49 PM on Aug. 30, 2009