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Guidelines for Relating to Your Wife Dur...

Guidelines for Relating to Your Wife During a Divorce

Between the decision to divorce and the physical separation, you and your wife are stranded between two worlds: your past life together and your future lives apart. It is only natural during this period of limbo that emotions run high. Even the slightest miscue can lead to an explosion that could irrevocably damage your chances […]

5 Primary Goals for Divorced Fathers

5 Primary Goals for Divorced Fathers

There are 5 primary goals for divorced fathers to adhere to: 1. Keep your promises. Your kids are depending on you, and kept promises are an important way you can create stability during a time of uncertainty. Each broken promise, no matter how small, reduces their trust in you a little bit, and can really […]

Live-Away Dads

Live-Away Dads

Whether through divorce, deployment or frequent travel, some dads live away from their children for long periods. Despite what we may think (or others may tell us) living away does NOT prevent a vibrant, loving and lasting relationship. Here are some ideas for how to keep the connection strong (as usual, pronouns alternate between daughter […]

Lazy Dadurday

Lazy Dadurday

“What do you guys want for breakfast?” I ask my three pajama-wearing kids flopped sleepily over two couches on a promising Saturday morning. They’re with me every Saturday morning as part of a divorce agreement. We call it “Lazy Dadurday.” And lazy it is. We wake up late, then trek to the bookstore, the pet […]

3 Rules for Single Dads for the Holidays

3 Rules for Single Dads for the Holidays

Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas—the holidays are coming. You love those little rascals and you want to be with them; you want to share all the wonderful experiences the holidays promise—but you’re divorced—or you are getting a divorce—and you don’t want to share them with your ex. What to do? Here are three rules that will help […]