Darktippedrose, sometimes streamlining your life (giving up a few things) makes it easier to reach a goal. You have kids with special needs if I remember correctly, you have the divorce from someone that I consider uncaring of your situation and you have a university degree program to work on. I see the degree, the kids, and the divorce as taking priority to some other things. I don't want to see you having to take on some extra beliefs or problems. I want to see you succeed in the divorce, degree and kid areas.
I only wish you the best outcomes and sometimes that requires putting things on the back burner.
I am trying to get my BS by the end of next year, and then hopefully on to grad school. I'll see how it goes.