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I’m sorry to hear how you and others are struggling, but also relieved not to be the only one!  Just today I was feeling so anxious about longer term finances, child care, etc. that I just didn’t know how I was going to keep going.  I’m trying not to let this affect my work, but the constant anxiety undermines my confidence and my ability to get things done.  After serious postnatal depression a few years ago, after the birth of my last child, I’ve been on antidepressants and generally OK, but since the split 6 months ago the financial pressures have started making the anxiety worse.  I feel embarrassed at times that I can’t seem to manage everything financially (although it’s hardly surprising, as my ex isn’t paying child support and I have the kids most of the time), but it’s hard to see a way forward when child care limits the number of hours I can work.  Any advice?