I had a phone interview this morning for a job in my field, doing what I'm used to, and in a neighboring state. It was going fine and we were talkking about me coming for a face-to-face interview. Then he asked a question which led me to tell him my son had gotten into trouble and that's why I'd had to take a leave of absence last winter. Then the whole tone changed. This isn't the first time. I'm not sure how to avoid telling them. He told me he's going to send me some more info about his office and he's going out of town tomorrow and will contact me next week to discuss setting up an interview, but my gut tells me I won't hear from him again. I have to have a job where they are flexible with court/PO requirements but I don't think that's the problem. I think they are afraid I'd have to suddenly take a leave of absence again then they would be stuck without someone there to meet the deadlines. I've been telling interviewers why I took a leave of absence so they'd know it wasn't me getting fired or me in trouble, etc.