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I don't get it either Robin

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Submitted by Chelsea (United States), Oct 4, 2019 at 23:46

But I know that they have NO IDEA how much it costs to live in this country. Perhaps they see Hollywood here. Perhaps they believe that the US is their promised land. However, it takes hard work and discipline in the US and observing my Mr Once Was during the time I was working for him showed me a lot.

They may make less money there but you can purchase a candy bar for 10 cents. It balances out. My Mr Once Was had a job, place to live, car to drive, free internet, food, and health insurance. That would have been a BIGGIE for me to pay as I would have had to absorb that cost as well. I wonder now.... what the heck was I thinking??? I was trapped emotionally and financially. It simply was not do-able for me and no one that loves someone would want to put such a burden on a woman they love......that is NOT love.

Their culture does not see the true worth of a woman. Women are half the value of a man. Their livestock has more value than a woman. American women are seen to be dirty and something to be used. It goes against the humanity of the woman. This is hard for an American woman, especially vulnerable ones to understand just how different our cultures really are.

An American women desires to be told all these beautiful things, however actions tell the truth in time. I am happy now, but this has affected my life still because I cannot wrap my head around someone using me, my love and my hard work over all my years of HARD work for their gain. It really was a trap and I am thankful that I stopped the green card for myself, my friends and my family.

Robin...try not to figure it out nor think on it. It is just the huge cultural differences. I just know that I could not do to him as he has done to me...but I will leave it up to the Highest Power to deal with him.

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