Starting Over Post Abusive Military Marrige

Hi. My name is Casey, and I am a mother of two beautiful, happy, healthy children. For ten years I was married to the military. I gladly gave up my education and career to support my airman and raise our children alone. During those ten years I was abused in every way you can possibly imagine. Verbally, emotionally, physically, sexually, financially. When my daughter started asking questions, I decided to set a better example for my children. I did not want my daughter to think it is okay to be treated by a man in the manner, and I did not want my son to think it is okay to treat a woman so poorly. I thought I was doing right by my children in keeping the family whole, but I was poorly mistaken. I learned the power of the word and said no more. I walked away from every fight. I found a job so that I could get groceries and meet my children's needs without guilt, fear, argument, or trading of serial favors. He did not take to this very well to say the least. He turned my entire family against me, kidnapped the children that I single handedly raised, and left me homeless and penniless. He used military channels to pull this off. Family Advocacy, assigned military attorneys, and the command have all looked the other way. I have spent the last 15 months working my rear off and trying to make a life for my children and myself while waiting on the civilian justice system to do its job to no avail. I have survived a hurricane flood and a vehicle fire in the last month, and I cannot get caught up. I was barely getting by beforehand. I am so embarrassed, and I feel so defeated. We need a little help. If you cannot help or simply do not care to, that is okay. Thank you for taking the time to read our story. Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers.
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