In 2014 I decided to end my fourteen-year marriage, causing immense pain to my children, myself and I can bear to include him, my ex-husband.
Suddenly I found myself very much alone, in the same world which had now somehow become unrecognisable. My ex-husbands family and friends became very hostile with little or no support offered. The hurt especially in my children was unbearable and my elf esteem plummeted.
Meanwhile I now had only my income to reply on and realised very quickly that I needed to increase my pay packet as much as I could, as my ex-husband was not prepared to support me financially.
Looking back I somehow found the grit and determination to even turn up to work every day. Losing time was not an option in the industry I worked in. My own family did not understand a corporate environment, especially in the male dominated company I had been with for 20 years. Improving my status at work was my main focus at that time and Aspire You, understood and knew how to help support me with my decision in that.
During the divorce period I became very withdrawn in my private life. All the energy and time to look for leisure activities had all but disappeared. My children were my only priority, I began to feel that I didn’t really matter anymore. My needs were ignored, mainly by myself. Somehow the person I was had gone, all but disappeared. Some friends started to drift away because a) I didn’t have time for them and b) I didn’t have time for me either. I was not that fun person they knew anymore.
It feels for me if I had not found Aspire You, I would still be wandering around in the wilderness.
They helped to support me in my decisions, gave me access to professionals who really understood what I was facing. I have connected with other like mind women, women who are in similar situations, found new friends, gained unconditional support and most importantly found me again.
Looking back, I feel so sad for me before my encounter with Aspire. I hope that other women just starting out on this precious road will connect with Aspire You, who will give them the support they so need at this most difficult time in their lives.
Thank You with much love and gratitude.