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All my money went to therapists.

by raerae40 on January 11, 2010   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

There was a time, in the not too distant past, I made a lot of money in the film business. Though I also write books and screenplays, my job is what put my son through expensive private schools, and now a great college, but because of his "stellar" education, mostly he is on scholarship. I was a single parent. Traveled the world, had fun, finally settled down. Then had twins. Lost job, went broke, husband struggles, and I have been riding out a nervous breakdown for six years. I can no longer afford food, let alone therapy, so I would like that money back, particularly since I am still crazy.


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