Mausten Boys Need Your Help To Stay Together

Mausten Boys Need Your Help To Stay Together

From Jared Mausten

After losing our home due to my belief that I am invincible and can recover from anything we are in need of moving , move in and deposit funds, truck, ins, gas, medical, dental, but mostly i want to stay together.

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4 months ago

This is the first time opening my laptop over the last 5 days. Its baeen crazy. I tried updating from my phone but It doesnt look like it ever posted so here is the short story . We moved and it was crazy, my truck broke down i lost my wallet with all of my money while going to the storage unit and Max got a flat tire, the power in our town was out right when the son went down so that made it that much harder and then it cam back on in the morning only to go back out so it was just one big mess. Max and I are in a hotel and the other boys are at grandmas and or thier moms and Max and I are in a hotel and that wont last long. I would love to stay positive and say that we have somewhere to go and money to go there but we dont. THis is humbling to say the least. Its sad and humbling. My kids thought I was unbreakable and would always be able to provide and just a couple hiccups changed that so quick. I love real estate but to have half a years income be tied up in three transactions that all failed due to rate change and speculation in a matter of weeks especially when they were the unbelievable save to the year I couldn't pull my head out and was just not able to move was and is so disheartening. Now with nothing and the fact that it takes about 6 months to get the ball rolling I am looking for a new career and the car biz is out it just isnt family freindly. So thats my update maybe something positive on the next one. Thanks you for your donations.

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**A Story of Love, Loss, and the Struggle for Stability**

I'd like to begin by succinctly explaining why I find myself financially wrecked, particularly due to the perception that I am to blame for my own losses. My financial downturn began with my wife's departure, which left me struggling to find a reason to continue working, a dire situation for a self-employed individual. This period was characterized by sleeplessness, lack of appetite, and a profound depression that I had never experienced before. Rather than seeking help, I awaited a natural improvement in my mood.

The death of Lynsey marked a turning point, although I was still grappling with unresolved grief from the loss of numerous others in my life. This unresolved grief began to infiltrate my dreams, leading to significant lapses in memory and time, and an all around disconnect from my usual ambition  prompted a visit to the doctor. There, I was diagnosed with severe PTSD, a condition stemming largely from my actions and lifestyle in my youth, when I was less responsible and contributed little to society. The compounded loss of my brother, wife, and fiancée in a short span rekindled these traumas, rendering the daily task of going to work probably one of the toughest things I have had to do.

Over the past five months, shifts in interest rates have led to a staggering loss of over $55,000 in real estate transactions, effectively sealing my financial fate. The inability to recuperate these losses, despite my diligent efforts, marks a point of no return.

To those quick to pass judgment or presume to understand my situation, I must assert that your help, under the guise of blame or refusal to offer support, is neither needed nor welcome. It's disheartening to think that individuals aware of my circumstances would opt to exacerbate my misery rather than extend a helping hand, especially those whom I've assisted in significant ways previously. To those merely seeking insight, this summary provides a glimpse into my current state, and I am grateful for any support offered. For a more detailed account, I invite you to read further.

In the midst of life's ups and downs, I've found myself grappling with an overwhelming series of challenges that have tested my strength and resolve. As I navigate this difficult time, I'm reaching out in the hope of finding support and understanding from a compassionate community.

My career in real estate, once a source of pride and joy, became a point of contention at home, leading to tensions that were hard to manage. The loss of my brother to a rare and aggressive autoimmune disease was a devastating blow, one that I struggled to come to terms with.  WE had just began to fix our relationship from years of me being a jerk.  Around the same time, my father suffered a stroke, altering our family dynamic and robbing me of my lifelong mentor and best friend. We are still close but he has diminished capacity and my problems are too stressful for  him.

The dissolution of my 18-year marriage was another unexpected storm. Despite the challenges of my past, including overcoming addiction and a life of uncertainties, I had dedicated myself to my family, only to have my efforts and loyalty shattered by betrayal. My best friend had erased our awesome family with no desire to fix it. 

Amidst these turbulent times, a ray of hope emerged when I reconnected with my first love. We picked up where we left off 30 years ago. But this too was not to be and was tragically cut short when she passed away just a day after accepting my proposal. This loss was not only a personal heartbreak but also left me with the responsibility of caring for her son, Cade, and her beloved pets. In an effort to provide some semblance of stability, I am in the process of adopting Cade, though the challenges we face mean that even this attempt at stability is threatened, including the difficult decision of possibly rehoming some of our pets.

The impact of these successive personal tragedies has inevitably bled into my professional life. Self-employment offers little in the way of a safety net, and the financial strain is now more acute than ever, with the risk of homelessness a looming reality. I dont have an excuse or a reason why I couldnt get up and work hard everyday like i had before and am trying now. I feel like I weigh a thousand pounds some days and we havent even listed the medical and dental issues that are making my days that much worse.

In the face of these challenges, I am reaching out for help. Throughout my life, I've always believed in the power of kindness and generosity, often extending whatever help I could to others. Now, I find myself in need of that same compassion. I am the guy you call at 3am to fix a flat or kick a door in 3 states over to get back your runaway daughter.  I have always had empathy for the human condition and am still ready all the time to help those that need it without any questions as to why they are in the situation that is causing pain in their life I am just here to help.  Now I need a fraction back of the time, money and energy i have put out and I believe in my fellow man. I believe that I will receive the help I need.  If you have any questions i am an open book please feel freee to reach out,

**Support Us Through Art: An Exclusive Offer for Donors**

In appreciation of the support we receive, I'd like to extend a heartfelt offer to those who wish to be a part of our journey in a unique way. As an artist, my work is a reflection of my life's experiences, embodying the resilience and hope that have guided me through these challenging times.

For anyone who feels moved to support us but would also like to own a piece of my art, I invite you to visit my online gallery at https://mrxartstudios.bigcartel.com/ As a token of my gratitude, I'm offering a significant discount exclusively for donors. When you make a purchase, use the coupon code "SUPPORTANDART" at checkout to receive a substantial discount off your total purchase.  Or if you want to support by just the purchase of art that will work also,

This offer is not just a transaction but a symbol of the strength and beauty that can emerge from adversity. Each piece of art represents a chapter in our story, and by owning one, you become a part of this journey, providing stability and hope to Cade, our pets, and me.

**How You Can Help:**

- **Financial Support:** Any donation will go a long way in helping us navigate through this challenging time, ensuring stability for Cade and the care of our pets.

- **Purchase Art**: Visit https://mrxartstudios.bigcartel.com/ and use the code "SUPPORTANDART" for a special discount on all artwork. It's a way to support us while receiving something beautiful in return.

- **Share Our Story:** Spreading the word increases our chances of finding the support we need.

- **Words of Encouragement:** In times like these, kind words can be a powerful source of comfort and strength.

We're incredibly grateful for any form of support you can offer. Your kindness not only helps us face our immediate challenges but also nurtures the creative spirit that continues to be a source of comfort and hope.

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Jared Mausten posted a new update:
4 months ago

Update #2

This is the first time opening my laptop over the last 5 days. Its baeen crazy. I tried updating from my phone but It doesnt look like it ever posted so here is the short story . We moved and it was crazy, my truck broke down i lost my wallet with all of my money while going to the storage unit and Max got a flat tire, the power in our town was out right when the son went down so that made it that much harder and then it cam back on in the morning only to go back out so it was just one big mess. Max and I are in a hotel and the other boys are at grandmas and or thier moms and Max and I are in a hotel and that wont last long. I would love to stay positive and say that we have somewhere to go and money to go there but we dont. THis is humbling to say the least. Its sad and humbling. My kids thought I was unbreakable and would always be able to provide and just a couple hiccups changed that so quick. I love real estate but to have half a years income be tied up in three transactions that all failed due to rate change and speculation in a matter of weeks especially when they were the unbelievable save to the year I couldn't pull my head out and was just not able to move was and is so disheartening. Now with nothing and the fact that it takes about 6 months to get the ball rolling I am looking for a new career and the car biz is out it just isnt family freindly. So thats my update maybe something positive on the next one. Thanks you for your donations.

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Update #1

If it was a movie it would seem fake. Today with not a lot of time and every second counting the power in our neighborhood only went out as soon as the sun went down and Max got a flat tire. I am at a loss for words and my positive attitude is almost gone for good. maybe a couple donations

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