I’m new here. I’ve been living in an abusive relationship for a long time now. Living with narcissistic husband has shaken my confidence. I’ve thought about leaving many times, but money worries always stop me. Especially as my son does gymnastics and is really good at it. I worry that I will not be able to afford it. I dont want my son to miss out on his dreams and opportunities but I also cant see myself living with my husband anymore. I’m worried that if I leave it will be worse than if I stay.
First thing is to Google ‘Benefit’s checker’ and complete the online quiz to see what you would be entitled to. I was in a better situation financially when I split with my husband.
You could also speak to the Citizens Advice Bureau for more info.
Also, after realising I had grown up with a narcissistic mother, I discovered Narcissistic Victim Syndrome which explained a lot of my low self esteem and anxiety issues – you might want to look it up too. Best of luck x