I'm a little confused about the ferries. To be honest, I've lived here for the majority of my life and don't think I've ever taken a ferry--definitely haven't since I moved back here in late 1984. There are ferries to some of the islands off the coast but the majority of the state doesn't require using them to get around. In the Bangor area, you'd have to pay at least $600/month minimum to get a decent apartment but more would probably be likely. What you also need to ask is whether heat and utilities are included with that price. AC isn't as big a consideration here. There will get to be times when it gets hot and humid but heating costs are the bigger expense. If you're the kind of person who can make friends easily, then you shouldn't take long to get acquainted. In spite of our reputation, we're mostly friendly people who will give others a helping hand. There are probably support groups for victims of domestic violence as there are at least a couple women's shelters in the area--that might be a good way to get support, both emotional and practical, and meet people in the area as at least a starting point. Best of luck whatever you decide but if you did move and later decided it wasn't for you, there's always the option to find someplace else that would be a better fit. Maybe leaving yourself that option of it being on a trial basis would help make it less scary than thinking it has to be a permanent solution.
. Your post made me smile. The ferry "thing" came from my mother. In Louisiana, (I am in Ms), there are a lot of places you can not go w/o using a ferry. I have to think now that my father just didn't want to go to Maine and told my mother you had to travel by ferry. Price wise that doesn't sound so bad. (Casinos caused a spike here) I was actually told today that Maine may not be for me because I am not the person I used to be. I know this but think leaving will rectify that. Thank you for taking the time to respond. This has been difficult for me.
I not really sure the casino can but I think totally on my own is the way to go. (If I stay here and something goes wrong who will I have to call but....) I am also at the only casino he doesn't have his fingers in. What worries me the most is I have never been on my own. I went from my mother, to my ex, to him. What (D) doesn't realize as that by isolating me I already feel like I'm on my own. Then I think and know that isn't exactly true. I am anxious, depressed, and somewhat worried at the same time.
Good luck with everything. Be strong, we are all pulling for you here.
I appreciate the wishes; more than anyone could know. I have a stupid question. I jave been worried about the cold. I have talked to my children about it. Memphis has been practicing ice skating on the carpet. (There isn't that much of it but....) does the sun shine. I think I'd be okay w/ the cold as long as it is sunny. A lot has been going on here in my process, (my "escape"), but the last few days have been REALLY overcast and gray. I know its stupid but it has slowed me down and depressed me. Even when cold and such does the sun shine?