Desperate times call for desperate measures for sure. Has anyone done this recently? What happened? The whole process is so demoralizing and demeaning to your spirit. Recently all the money I had saved from a very lucrative p/t job ran out. And when it rains it pours in my world. I've been trying for 2 weeks to write this email to one of my brothers asking for 1500. Not a ton of money but now it seems like a million to me. I can't find the right words and keep rewriting the email. Something in my head keeps telling me not to send it. I'm going to email b/c I think if I call on the phone I will have a stroke trying to get the words out right..also he just renovated his whole house and god only knows if he can spare it now. What would you do? Would it be hard for you also to admit you've hit a rough patch?