Back in November I met Raymond. I fell fast and I fell hard. We never really fought and we always seemed to get along. When California first was mentioned I took it as an opportunity to give Ally the best life possible.
I invested money into this future. I put my notice in at work and I chose not to renew my lease all on the belief that he would remain true to his word.
This past Wednesday I made a very stupid mistake. After months of my gut telling me one thing and my heart saying another, I went with my heart.
I gave Raymond 3100 towards a house. I trusted that he would come through. Then he went ghost. He would reply to texts or phone calls.
I've given close to 5500 to him over the last five months. I let my guard down and I believed that he would take care of my daughter and I.
I realize now that I was used and it is a very raw feeling. Especially since Brittany is reveling my pain and enjoying it. I realize that all the warnings were there and that I should have cut it off sooner but believe me, Ally was first in my thoughts. I believed that I was going to give her the best life possible.
Thankfully I have friends and a plan B. I lost everything once before and rebuilt my life, I know I can do it again. This was a very big mistake but the reality of it is that it's also a very real thing men do.
Single women, especially single parents are vulnerable and men feed off of it. They tell you what you want to hear while robbing you thousands. I've put my guard up and that's where it'll stay for a long time. For now, I need to grieve and come to terms with the fact I let my daughter down.
I'm speaking out in hopes it will bring some awareness to these types of predators.
To Brittany, you're a terrible human being for finding pleasure in my sorrow. While we didn't always get along, I took you in when you had nowhere to go. My daughter has always been my center. Which is more than you can claim. So take enjoyment in this victory for yourself because in the next few weeks especially after what I did today, karma will get you. For now, I'll keep my head high and not stoop to your level because there's a lot of dirty laundry that you have.