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at a loss August 06, 2008 6:15 PM

Dear friends, My dear father-inlaw passed away last weekend. We were very close. during the three weeks he was ill, I never left his side. I stayed with him and took care of him day and night. My husbands ex and her mother (drama-laden troublemakers) showed up at the funeral when they were not supposed to be there. They started a ruckus and both attacked me. The ex went to the police station and took out a complaint against me saying I had "punched her in the face" which I never did! My husband, shockingly and I still can't understand, took HER side and DEFENDED her! (they had an affair last summer). The next morning, My husband and I got into a fight, he took my bank card so I had no access to any funds, went outside and did something to the side of his face (I kid you not) and called the police. Next thing I know, a police officer comes walking into my bedroom with my husband and my husband has this big whelp on the side of his face. I was shocked. He accused me of "punching him in the face with my fist" just like his ex did the night before! He had me arrested(I've NEVER been arrested or even had a parking ticket!) It was humiliating and frightening. I still can't believe all of this is happening. I could only go back to my home to get some belongings and now I am staying at an extended stay, looking for a job. I have nothing! I don't understand why all of this is happening and I'm devastated. Does anyone know of help in the Charlotte, NC of any kind? I'm not even sure what help I'm seeking. Just something to give me hope. I feel like my life has fallen apart and I don't understand WHY. I've been set up horribly and I feel like I'm in some kind of scary lifetime movie! I have nothing with me except some shoes and a few clothes. I'm on a borrowed laptop as he had our laptop taken out of the house so I couldn't get it when I picked up some of my things, even though there are two other computers in the house! I got word last night that he is not going to pay the cell phone bill so my phone will be cut off and I have no means to pay it. Except for the help ofa couple of friends, I wouldn't even be able to get a McDonalds hamburger! Anyone know of ways to get the word out about this kind of situation? I have not caused harm to anyone and yet I am unjustly accused, jailed, and thrown out of my home! How can the justice system allow this to happen? Are there advocacy groups or something? The court had to appoint me an attorney because I can't get to any funds to pay for one. It's not like we're bottom of the barrel, so to speak. We have a house, my husband owns his own business, etc. Incredible! I'm living hand to mouth with no place to call home and no resources, Thank-you all for any advice and encouragement!...Traci  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
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