The Financial Concern
One of my greatest concerns to leaving my financial relationship was how I would afford to leave. At that time, my husband took my paycheck and I was left with absolutely nothing. Nothing that I said or did would change his mind.
When I began thinking about leaving, one of my greatest concerns was how I would make ends meet to leave.
One of the best pieces of advice I was given was to set up a private bank account and have my job deposit a small percentage from each check into this account. I did this at a time when insurance changes went into effect and the small $25 a paycheck deposited was not even noticed.
I knew it would take time to grow into an amount I could survive on or manufacture a get away, but I also knew I had to do something and it was better than having nothing. Yet, I wished that I’d begun this backup plan in the beginning.
If I had been proactive and put aside that small amount throughout our relationship, instead of in the last few months, I would have had $2,000. This would have provided a bus ticket home, a down payment on a place to live or a down payment for a car.
Financial concerns are one of the greatest concerns for individuals longing to leave an abusive relationship.
When I left, I had one partial paycheck that amounted to about $100. Thankfully, I had family to live with, who provided my food and shelter, while I worked to get back on my feet. Rebuilding my life and finances was not easy and a situation that took time.
Yet, time after time God provided for me, just as he promised in Philippians 4:19, “And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.”
Whether you leave with nothing, $100, $2000 or any other amount, God knows your needs. He will meet and provide for those needs.
What is your greatest financial concerns about leaving a bad situation?