In 1999 when I was 18 I was tricked by my father into going to Pakistan where I was forced into marriage. I had just had the best two years of my life in college and all my dreams were taken away from me. When I came back to England I went straight to university but was unable to study as the experience left me traumatised. I refused to sign the forms which would bring the man I married to the UK so you can imagine my shock when he got here. I later found out my sister had forged my signature on the visa application forms. I suffered from PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) for many years and still am scared a lot of the time. I haven't been able to trust anyone since my family betrayed me. I'm 35 now and I have a daughter who turned 14 yesterday 08/01. I managed to finally leave the marriage 3 months ago. My family have disowned us for 'dishonouring' them. I have found us a flat to live in. But I am really struggling to make ends meet. I have an afternoon job but they are unable to give me more hours and so I am looking for a job to work around my daughters school hours but I am not having much luck. I am a care assistant and look after the elderly. I couldn't afford a birthday present for my daughter which has left me feeling very guilty and a failure. Whatever you can do to help us we would be so very grateful. My family are expecting me to fail so I will go back to them but I would rather starve. We have no support and are quite alone but we have each other. Hope someone can help us.