Its a little job stress, a lot of it is related to the nations current economic turn-down.
I supply health insurance to my kids. If something were to happen to my job, not only would my wife and I be without health insurance, but my kids would also not be covered.
Since my youngest child is under 18 years old, I am court ordered to pay child support and provide health insurance. If I could not make my child support payments, the Texas attorney general would want me thrown in jail.
I feel that I am in some kind of work release program. As long as I can hold a job and make child support payments, I am free to go and do as I please. When I can not make payments, then its off to jail with you.
Just for the record, I have never been in jail for child support. But there was a time when I did not have a job for a month or so. When I got behind on my payments, the Texas attorney general fined a motion asking a judge to imprison me.
What kind of justice is that? Get without a job, have no income, and the assholes at the Texas attorney general want to throw me in jail. Is that fair to me or my children?
The good news, my last child is 16 years old. Only around 18 more months and I will be free of the child support chains. When my daughter turns 18 I will finally be a free man. But until then, I am nothing more then a slave to the state.
If the job prospects looked better, then I would not worry as much. But when jobs are difficult to come by, it just adds to the stress.