I think that most people would crumble under the bad year that I just went through. I certainly did. You don’t know just how strong you are until things that are incredibly sad happen. I am now living in some Rio Rancho luxury apartments and trying to get back on my feet. The nice surroundings help a bit, I think. It helps to calm me and feel like I’m in my own little world when I’m in my apartment. This is exactly what I need at this point in time.
It didn’t seem right to call the person I was with for 30 years my boyfriend. We never got married. When we were very young, we saw no need. But when you get older, you will see that there’s a need for it because of a variety of legal situations. So, to make matters easier, I called him my husband, and he called me his wife. We were committed to one another, and that’s all that mattered to me at the time. The problem is that he was killed in a hit and run accident. My name was not on the house contract we lived in for decades. His family took it away. I was stunned and had nowhere to go.
Knowing that I only had 30 days to vacate the house we shared for so long, I had to quickly find a place to live. I couldn’t believe that I had to leave the only place that I had known for so long with a person who meant the world to me. But facts were facts, and I had to move quickly. I found a really nice luxury place that was surprisingly affordable to live in. It was certainly nicer than where I had been living, and when I’m in my place, it actually feels like a home.