Where is your breaking point? And, what happens when you reach it?

Kimberlee - posted on 05/13/2015 ( 2 moms have responded )

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As a single mom of three, since my oldest was four and he is now 20, I understand the pressures involved in trying to raise a family and work full-time. Unfortunately, I also know what happens when you reach your breaking point and can no longer continue doing the same thing. This happened to me in 2012. It was one year after my parents both passed away. I had lost my whole support system, as they were basically the second parents. I became more exhausted until I finally felt like I could not go on one more day. It felt like an ultimatum. Quit my job or quit on my kids! Well, needless to say, I wound up walking away from my fifteen year, $75,000 corporate career to focus on healing myself and family. Having to live off the retirement I worked so hard to secure. Looking back, there were so many things that could have done differently. It is so frustrating that we don't have better resources in place and more help for working women. Now, I am having to start all over again from ground zero. I can and will do it, but I wish I didn't have too. I would love to hear other women's thoughts, stories, etc... Please share.

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Chava - posted on 05/13/2015

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From this post, I can tell how strong you are! It sounds like you have been through quite an ordeal. I really feel for you. It's extremely difficult not having any kind of support. Us... We left, we moved out of the U.S., where we are from and started anew with nothing and no one. It's been an adventure, to say the least. All this after one stillbirth and four boys, and I can say, no regrets.
Please try not to have regrets. I can tell how strong you are. It will take work, but you'll get back to where you were financially and hopefully you'll be in an even better position that you were in to begin with. Stay strong!

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Kimberlee - posted on 05/13/2015

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Thank you so much for sharing. It is amazing how it feels just to hear words of encouragement. They are much appreciated. It sounds like you are also a very strong person. It takes quite the courage to move away from everything familiar. I imagine it did feel great however adjusting. Almost like a complete fresh start. Good luck to you and your family and thanks again. I love hearing from strong women.
Kim

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