I'm just a stranger, but just want to say stay strong and get on and enjoy your life. Easy to say I know and sounds like a cliche, but time is all we really have, so we must make the best of it.
My experience has been a complete disaster and there is next to no help available from the law unfortunately.
I hope your own family or friends are making it easier for you. Hang on in there !
On a personal experience note, what you say doesn't surprise me in the least, btw.