^^ Been following but not posting. I have had similar things happen to me -- divorced parents and messy child support situation, followed by engineerign education (haven't taken FE yet, maybe will next year -- my problem is actually that my three years of experience may not be counted
, so getting my PE license may be farther away than I thought).
Thanks for sharing. I hope all these things pick up for you. Your rantings seem fair and just to me.