The Divorce Brochure : Hey Dads, How Does This Sound to You?

Dear Dad, Welcome to the new adventure called divorce. Today we're going to go over some of the basics, so you know what to expect. Don't worry if things don't…

Continue ReadingThe Divorce Brochure : Hey Dads, How Does This Sound to You?

Empty Nest Syndrome: How a Typical Divorce Affects Fathers Differently

The sad part is my kids don't get much of me and my happiness. They get something less than joyful, most of the time. I can see it and feel it in them. But there's no amount of money or grief that can bring back those lost years. Today, there is only "Where do I go from here as a good dad?"

Continue ReadingEmpty Nest Syndrome: How a Typical Divorce Affects Fathers Differently

Divorce, Kids, and Money: How Co-parenting and Custody Breakdown Roles

At some point along the way, I fell behind on my child support payments. I tried to be clear and honest about the situation. I asked for a bit of leeway in how I would repay her. And for whatever reason (I don't think it's healthy or helpful to say what another person is thinking) she felt it was in the best interest of the kids to file our decree with the Attorney General's office.

Continue ReadingDivorce, Kids, and Money: How Co-parenting and Custody Breakdown Roles

What Dads Lose In Divorce – Divorce is a Bitch

I took the idea of a collaborative divorce to heart. But in the end there was no collaboration. I lost all my issues. All that "collaborative" meant was that I wasn't going to sue my soon-to-be-ex during the negotiations of our divorce.

Continue ReadingWhat Dads Lose In Divorce – Divorce is a Bitch

Super Judo Warrior Dad in Divorce

For anyone with a family, reestablishing a home is a critical part of the rebuilding process. So I was proud and hopeful when I moved us all into the little home near the lake. And that first summer we swam and played and compromised on the roommate situation for the kids, with my daughter setting up shop in my bedroom most of the time she was staying with dad.

Continue ReadingSuper Judo Warrior Dad in Divorce

Get Into Your Divorce, Because with Kids You’ll Never Get Over It

I don't want to return to an intimate relationship with my ex-wife, but the intimacy we share in raising our kids is more important and deeper than any of our feelings of loss or anger. We have to get OVER our emotional divorce in order to get INTO healthy divorced parenting roles.

Continue ReadingGet Into Your Divorce, Because with Kids You’ll Never Get Over It