Weʼre raising £15,000 to I need some help. First time in my life I've asked.
- London, UK
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Hello, and thanks for coming to my page. That alone means something to me.
Why set up this page?
I was persuaded into it by a close friend, who’s already helped me with this problem in more ways than I could ever imagine he would, to set it up and try and find some help. To find a way out of a mess cause by me trusting someone else.
Not really much to tell. I always found it hard to fit in and make true, close friends but could never figure out why until I was diagnosed as being on the autistic spectrum. That explained why I was always tolerated, but never accepted by most people. That’s meant a lifetime with bouts of depression and wondering why bother to carry on. Every day is a struggle just to get out of bed.
But with some help from a very good friend from my student days, Pete, who talked me into setting up this page, and my on/off partner I got through the bad times.
Why am I asking for your help?
My so called partner, that why. She’s now left the area and left me facing bankruptcy. For years, she was supposedly paying the bills with cash I’d given her. The bills were not paid, and it now turns out she had a serious and secret gambling problem. With my money. She saw me as a soft touch, and took everything she could.
I’m now facing losing everything. Home, job, and everything I’ve struggled to get.
I’ve always thought of myself as a very proud person, and never asked anyone for help before. In fact, quite the opposite. I’m usually there to help others. But now I need to ask others top help me avoid losing everything. And I do mean everything. I honestly don’t know if I could go through that.
If you can help, it would be very much appreciated. If you can’t help with a donation, help by sharing the page online.
I’d like to publicly thank Pete for his support, and for stepping in and paying one big bill for me. Mate, you don’t know how much that means.
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