Jennifer Scott is a single mom who writes about the ups and downs of her mental illness on SpiritFinder.org. The blog serves as both a source of information for people with mental illness and a forum where those living with anxiety and depression can come together to discuss their experiences. Based in Philadelphia, she enjoys traveling, working with animals, and seeking out new friendships and adventures.
Men and women often emerge from divorce or separation with deep emotional scars and a lack of direction. Where will they live? Who can they turn to for support? How will they maintain financial stability? It’s a frightening, anxious time. For those who have children, it’s often a desperate situation, particularly when financial resources are strained. It’s not unusual for single fathers, whom family court judges are more likely to rule against, to face hardship as they try to care for traumatized children who may not fully understand what’s just happened to their family. Other family problems, such as substance abuse and childhood anxiety, may be exacerbated by a situation that requires stability, not chaos and uncertainty.