I came to the USA to see my long-distance partner. I am from Australia, 21 and came on the visa waiver program (the 90 days period) in March 2014. It was meant to be a visiting trip, but he proposed to me out of the blue and I accepted. Being married to the guy I had fallen for was a dream and eventually the 90 days passed and I decided to stay.
I have no criminal record, and needless to say I was completely taken by him. He was a sweetheart.
But it's almost been a year and the marriage has gone sour to fighting every other day. We were worlds apart with how our minds worked and constantly grew upset over the smallest things. This made me realise that marrying was a mistake -- even though I still love him, I know I can't take this anymore. I couldn't do this. He had promised I would gain my greencard --- or at least /start/ on getting a greencard. But now it's being pushed back to two years and I can't wait that long. The absence of a greencard has brought stress onto our relationship. We have hardly any money and struggled for a very long time. He has been unemployed for almost a year and I just can't take it. I've been very supportive with his decisions but this has given me a very serious wake-up call.
I'm now talking to relatives back in Australia to see if I can go back home. I'm terrified at the prospect that something will happen between leaving this country and arriving back home with Immigration. Will I be sent to jail or worse? I know that there will be a ban on coming back to America because I left a year after my 90 days visa waiver -- that I understand.
I love this man, but in my soul I know that this wasn't how it was meant to be.