Despite great strides made toward gender equality in recent decades, many people still have persistent ideas about the roles that men and women play in relationships. Without realizing it on a conscious level, you may automatically assume that a wife’s role is to care for the house and family and a man’s role is to support the household financially.
As someone who is working through a divorce and is also the parent of a child with special needs, you may have additional matters to work through as you disentangle your life from your ex’s and plan for your child’s future.
Circumstances change, which may mean that you fall behind on your child support payments. It is often difficult to catch back up once you fall behind because you will have to pay more than your monthly payments to erase the amount in arrears.
Divorce is difficult, even when the other spouse is willing to communicate and compromise. Divorcing someone who is narcissistic can be a nightmare.
A narcissist is someone who has heightened levels of self-obsession, is arrogant, has a sense of entitlement and lacks empathy for others.