I have recovered from very late stage breast cancer and have an abusive husband. My husband is verbally abusive, and my wonderful son, intelligent and honorable, still lives with us and has to listen to the bad things. My father died decades ago, the money he left me, substantial, was stolen by his siblings. Yes this does sound like a bad made for tv movie. Summary, I have always had lots of women friends. We moved to a rural area, one I find difficult to contend with. People do not like me here, an yes I can acknowledge the whiny tone of this post. Please forgive. I feel shame and despair. I am violating my own values by this despair. Question: At 57 can I qualify for any kind of independent living place? I would love to be around other people. Oh, one more obstacle: My husband forged my name on tax returns and I have a choice, turn him in or accept the enormous debt. Of course I am not going to turn him in. I sure do feel foolish though.