Funny thing love isn’t it? You feel like there’s only one person in your whole world who you can count on. Vision is slightly blurred, I mean they’re the best thing to have ever happened to you right? Well, sometimes that’s wrong.
My name is Maria and I’ve been in an abusive relationship for the past 2 years. At first it was mental, which kind of went unnoticed, or maybe i just accepted it…still not sure. Then it became physical – a random slap for speaking out of line or thinking ‘I was clever’, a blow to the stomach for going out with friends and coming home too late, and a push down the stairs that landed me in hospital for a week – to name a few. I tried to deny it, for a year tried to believe it was because he cared about me until one day I woke up and realised I just didn’t deserve to be treated like this. Nobody knew, not my mom not my friends noone. It was my secret something that maybe in the back of my mind I knew was wrong and so decided to hide. But the switch came and I left. For good.
I’ve been staying at friends houses on and off for the past few weeks, however I’m due to start College and I have been financially dependent on my ex for the past 2 years due to being a student. Doing this handout thing really doesn’t suit me but I need to get myself into a safe environment and being a student doesn’t make that easy. I have taken more shifts at work and my family are paying for my first months rent to help me out but they can’t carry it on.
I will be moving into student housing starting October and need some assistance with this move.
$3,000 – Deposit and housing expenses
$500 – Bills
$1,000 – Rent for the first 2 months.
Anything you can do to help to get me back on my feet again, I’d really appreciate it even if you can’t donate then a share on your social media pages would be awesome.
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