Our expert says:
Isn't it a puzzle that you chose to spend 7 years with an abusive man, and to cheat on him for most of that time ? Whether or not you technically might be diagnosed with Depression ( and that's only sensibly done by a proper assessment by a shrink or a really good GP, the situation you describe would be distressing and unpleasant and worrying for most folks.
Go to Maintenance Court and make sure the deadbeat dad of your son contributes proper maintenance payments towards raising the child.
If your current bf is seriously interested in the relationship, maybe see a couples counsellor together ? At least have a calm discussion with him about what is and isn't happening between you two now.
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