Trying to Seperate – Husband Doesn't Want to

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    Hello All,

    I am trying to separate from my husband of 20 years, we have 3 children (teenagers). Our relationship is toxic and emotionally abusive. I have threatened to leave an number times over the year, but now I know I have to go for the sake of my sanity and my children. I am struggling to know how to start this whole process.

    My husband refuses to leave our shared ownership house, so I have no choice but to leave with the children, we have a huge amount of debt, I have no savings, I do not qualify for social housing as I earn to much. So I feel very trapped at the moment. Has anyone else been in this position? Where is the best place to start this process.

    Any advice will be gratefully received…



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    Hi Tinple

    Preparing to separate can be very daunting and at times overwhelming.  At the end of this post I will include the links to agencies and pages that may help.  At Gingerbread we have a webpage on separation.  This may be able to provide you with some useful information or contacts.  Our Single Parent Helpline could also be useful for you.  Our team of advisers are very experienced and should be able to help you to explore your options. You also spoke about your partner being emotional abusive to you.  The national domestic violence helpline should be able to help you prepare for separation where emotional abuse is a feature.  I hope some of this information helps you but please continue to share on the forum.  The members here are a great bunch of partners and some may have been through similar circumstances.  I wish you well, Justine

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