My story is long, but I'll try to be brief. I was married for 36 years when my husband threw me away. After playing supermom for 25 years, taking care of the kids, house, shopping, cleaning, cooking, you name it all while teaching college full-time I burned out from overwork. My ex was also verbally and emotionally abusive. Once I was so exhausted I couldn't function at all I spend a couple years on the couch. Since I wasn't helping around the house or making money as far as my ex was concerned I was useless. So he began stealing marital funds and putting them into his personal accounts. Then he made up expense sheets showing how he spent every penny we made. His abuse became worse as he was trying to force me into a separation and it worked. In order to live I had to leave. The temporary separation became permanent and he filed for divorce. I was so beaten down by his abuse that I couldn't stand up for myself so I lost even more money in the divorce proceedings where he nickeled and dimed me to death. He included our adult children in every aspect of the divorce using them to mediate over my strong objections. The lies he told them about me changed my relationship with them, I fear permanently. So I lost my career (early retirement due to disability), my marriage, my home, my kids, even my friends. I have no one and the isolation is killing me. Well, I do have one person, my therapist. He has kept me alive for the last 3 years. I don't seem to fit in with any age group. I don't have any way of making friends as I am home pretty much 24/7. The depression and the anger of being taken advantage of during the divorce get so out of control that I just feel like giving up. What's the point when you've lost everything of value? (Not monetarily, personally.) So, that's my story. An entire life gone up in smoke and nothing worth living for.