Sometimes hearing someone else's "horror" story makes yours not seem to bad. Can't make myself feel better, so here it goes. Two years ago my husband and my two children (from a previous relationship) were residing in our own home. My husband and I were running our own business from home,our dream. We weren't rich and probably never would be but it was ours we worked hard and had a life going. We did until until that dreaded phone call came. "This is so and so calling and i work with CPS, I have picked up both your children from school and need you to meet me at my office" I will save you the long story details but basically my eldest (teenage daughter) child went to school that day and told a guidance teacher that her stepfather was abusing her. And now I know what you are all thinking, she must be telling the truth. But I'm sadly here to tell you that once someone accuses, truth or not, lives are instantly ruined. Her story was a lie, she changed it many times, over the months before the trial, and yes there was a trial. A trial that had no evidence, or proof. A trial that ended in a judge agreeing that my husband had done nothing. But once that bell has been rung, nothing can be done to unring it. We have lost my children, our house our buisness, my entire family who said if I didn't believe her would disown me, and they did. Forced to leave our town to find work to support ourselves, and surrive. I was even asked to leave the grocery store and shop somewhere else. Two years later and it still hurts as much as the day it happened. My husband and I can't even really help each other. We have lost so much, all our hard work taken away for no reason, in the blink of an eye. All because a 16 year old didn't want us to "control" her anymore. Most days I just make it through feeling nothing, cause the days like today where it just hurts so bad are just...... there isn't even a word to describe it. I sit alone a cry and wonder why I even bother to be on the earth anymore. I'm hoping having posted this that at least one person reading this can realise that they can easily make it through one more day.