I have a 18 year old daughter, who is going to college in September. The past 18 years of my life have been surrounded around my daughter. Now that she is leaving, I finally feel like it's time for me to live my life. I am very reluctant about this whole things as this is my first time doing something like this, and am doing so only after the constant pushing of my daughter. I have endured and been through a lot in my marriage. It was a abusive marriage, where my ex-husband not only hit me but my daughter too. After 20 years of marriage I was brave enough to call it quits and get a divorce. I have been through a lot of hardships in terms of family issues and financial issues. I am even today surviving day by day. I am looking for someone who can give me a life, where I don't have to worry about anything, and where the person will see me as there equal not someone below them. I can compromise, and feel that I am accomplished in such that I have a degree in culinary from Elijah's promise, I have a degree in phlebotomy, and PCT, and in many other things. So basically I am looking for a companion that will accept me for who I am,and will respect me enough to give me freedom,and who will accept my daughter.