I'm not one for tugging on the heart strings of others and this is by no means me sharing my sob story to try and gain an advantage. This is a real story of heartbreak and complete destruction of my family.
6 weeks ago my then wife decided to tell me she no longer loved me after she spent a night away from home with no explanation. It soon became apparent that there was more to her decision than she was letting on.
During the course of the next few weeks, things started to unravel. I discovered she had been misusing class A drugs on a regular basis and she had been carrying on with another man behind my back.
In the meantime, she has tried to paint a picture of me being the reason for the break up to everyone we know. Fortunately, the people who are important to me, our family (both hers and mine) are all fully aware of who my ex wife is and how she is capable of such betrayal.
Since the breakup, I have been homeless, staying with different friends and relatives, trying to get to grips with how my life is now going to change. Dealing with the stress of losing what I thought was my life partner and having to try to rebuild my life has been the toughest time ever.
Together, my ex and I have an 11 year daughter who decided very quickly that she wanted to come and live with me. She is unfortunately, fully aware of how her mother has been behaving and is appalled.
My daughter and I viewed a house which is to be rented privately and we have managed to raise the funds to pay for our deposit and first months rent. The only drawback for us now, is having to find the funds to furnish and equip our new home which we will have the keys for on the 20th July.
The reason for this crowdfunding is to see if we can get some help to get our lives put back together piece by piece, we're under no illusions to think that this process is going to be easy. But if we can somehow manage to fund the rebuild of our new smaller family, we would have one less problem to deal with.
I don't want to make people feel obliged and then to have them donate to the fund, if you can afford to spare a little, then I will be forever in your debt.