Dani - posted on 09/08/2013 ( 1 mom has responded )
Our marriage has been on and off for a ear now, as he left right when I got pregnant with our second, but came back right before he was born. We had been living together and in counseling for about six months now, but I just found out he's been actually having an affair with one of his old youth group students (he used to be a pastor), for more than a year. He's lied multiple times, even to the point of living with her while we were separated and I was pregnant and caring for an eight month old. Needless to say, it's been one heck of a year.
The next step is a legal separation, and divorce will come soon after that. I'm obviously devastated, but at this point my concern is more for the practicality of it all and for my beautiful boys.
How do single moms with two babies (basically) survive? Even if I can find a job making $45-50k, almost all of that would go to daycare and rent, with barely anything left for food, diapers, and other bills. I'm just so angry and sad. I've been a Christian my whole life and married a pastor, and just never anticipated this reality.
Any advice? I have no idea how to make it...
And I am in counseling, which helps my emotional side for sure.