It is 1:00 in the morning and you can’t sleep. In fact, you haven’t slept in days. You just found out that your spouse wants a divorce. Tension is high as you are both working from home due to COVID-19.
This is not a typical summer as the kids have been at home and are restless with no pool, no gathering of friends, and way too much screen time. Your nightly alcohol intake has steadily increased and now you are paranoid that your last glass of wine was logged in a journal by your spouse as they prepare for a custody battle. To top it off, you just found out that your children’s school district announced that the back to school plan for the fall is not a back to school plan at all. It is 100% remote learning and you are the teacher.
How can you maintain your employment and be home with your children? How can your family afford two separate households if one of you can no longer work? How can you and your spouse divide your assets, liabilities and income in such a state of flux? How can you and your spouse separate when everyone is quarantined? How can you control the quarantining of your family when your children live in two separate homes?
Your anxiety is through the roof and you desperately want to seek out professional help, but will a prescription for Xanax halt your ability of getting custody of your children?
During this time of great uncertainty, it is important to reach out and contact professionals that understand the questions you have and the hurdles you are facing.