Those things happen for single parents as well. The transmission went out on my van. My oldest broke her glasses and I had to pay $200 for a new pair. (Her dad is responsible for 1/2 of that but I've yet to see the $) The closest job I can find is still an 80+mile commute each day...I'm paying more for gas than I am for my mortgage. Things are tough all around, but you still have to take care of your responsibilities.
..this month we HAD to get tires, last month the power steering went on our truck..not like we can go out a buy another..so when something goes bad we have to fix it, we have oil for water and heat (really depressing) its hard on people..no one ever thinks of the fathers side of the story..there are two sides to all stories..