I am soo sick to my stomach right now, my husband took a job a few months ago as an electrician apprentice, with the hopes of becoming an electrician someday. It meant that he took a $2/hr pay cut to do so. We are now slowly falling behind on all our bills and there is no hope of getting caught up. I am now afraid that we are going to lose everything. We both work full time and I have been picking up some overtime, but we just cannot seem to make ends meet. We have budgeted down to where all we pay is our bills and nothing else, no fun, no extra unneccessary items, and we still barely make it by. I also feel horrible, we have a 1 yr. daughter and I feel we have failed her because we cannot even provide her the things in life she deserves or needs sometimes. We are in no way living in squalor or anything like that she is clean, has a roof over her head and food in her belly, but it is a struggle for us to get there. I have been going without breakfast and lunch for months so that the money spent on that could go to getting her the things she needs. I am just scared and don't know what else to do. He is looking for a better paying job now just so we can get the bills paid, but until then we are both working extra to make up for it. Sorry I know this is long, but I had to get it off my chest before I exploded.
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7/20/08 at 4:17pm