I'm not a new teacher, but I'll share anyway....because it sounds familiar. I've had students who had lives at home that, just say, were less than stellar. I can often empathize with them- my experiences when I was their age were not stellar in some respects either. Sometimes its a good thing. I had a student who was heading for being suicidal due to a situation at home with a deranged parent. That's a situation which for me was all too familiar, and it was hard, but I shared my experience with the student and I think it has helped a lot.
I'm not going to pry into your personal issues, but teaching does tend to reveal any unresolved insecurities or vulnerabilities. Kids are exceptionally good at finding those out. My advice- resolve those things you can resolve, and keep the students at a distance where you can manage what they know about you and still have a decent working relationship with them.I had a few things happen to me in my life which I repressed and totally forgot about (kinda) and thought that they would NEVER EVER come back up. However, I have had them ALL come back up this year.
I would think so... While it might not be the norm, it might be more common than people think- and I doubt it comes into words much.Has this kind of thing happened to anyone else?