When I discovered that my husband had been having an affair, I felt like my life was over. He was my world, my everything. I didn’t want to live any more. I felt like I’d been punched in the stomach.
It was only because of our baby daughter that I didn’t kill myself.
I knew I needed to get help so she would still have her mum but I had already tried to take an overdose but I lost my nerve and made myself sick.
I couldn’t believe it when my counsellor gave me her phone number and said I could ring her at any time, day or night, even on Christmas Day.
She asked me to make an agreement that I would call her and speak to her if I felt like harming myself or wanted to end my life at any time.
I think she had to repeat it several times before I really understood.
It felt like someone really cared about me and what happened to me.
Then she encouraged me to talk – it was like I couldn’t stop talking!
All my pain came tumbling out – I cried during every session.
I thought I would never stop crying but I did in the end and then I began to rebuild my life with my daughter.
I’ve got a long way to go but I’m so glad I made the decision to reach out for help.
MCTC have made it all possible.
Please help us to keep on making it possible for others like Shebeena.