How My Failed Marriage Made Me A Better Father – Single Dad, Parents Article

Yesterday was my anniversary. It would have been thirteen years. In the early summer of 2016, my Wife had enough of being miserable and that was the end of it. While we made it to ten years, it was just a formality at that point, while we waited for the divorce process to complete. Talking about my marriage isn’t something I do too often here, because it’s a dark cloud in the distant sky, despite the sun shining right now.…

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How My Failed Marriage Made Me A Better Father – Single Dad, Parents Article

Yesterday was my anniversary. It would have been thirteen years. In the early summer of 2016, my Wife had enough of being miserable and that was the end of it. While we made it to ten years, it was just a formality at that point, while we waited for the divorce process to complete. Talking about my marriage isn’t something I do too often here, because it’s a dark cloud in the distant sky, despite the sun shining right now.…

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Drifting Apart: How Bad Things Happen Even When it Feels Like Nothing Happened – Single Dad, Parents Article

Did you almost cry but pretend like you weren’t because crying over a volleyball feels REALLY stupid when you watched our boy Tom lose his only friend in the movie “Cast Away”? Whatever. That’s what I did. (Image/newsmov.biz) I almost wrote something outrageous about how Galileo Galilei’s and Isaac Newton’s first law of motion was effing up relationships. The first law of motion—also called the “law of inertia”—states that a body or object at rest remains at rest, and that…

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It Was Instant Love – Lifesong for Orphans – Foster Parents Article

Love at first sight. It’s the stuff of fairy tales and romantic comedies… right? Believe in it or not, nearly all parents talk about this feeling. When their son or daughter is born, many birth parents mention the instant love they had for their child. And the same often holds true for adoptive parents upon seeing their son or daughter for the first time. It was certainly the case for William and Paige, who met their daughter less than 24…

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How the Color Purple is Harming Your Relationships – Single Dad, Parents Article

(Image/Science) Pop quiz: If your relationship problems are decreasing mathematically and your romantic partner is observably adjusting his or her behavior in an honest attempt to connect with you emotionally, but your brain and subsequent emotions are telling you otherwise, is your relationship actually improving? But Matt! What a silly question! If my partner were lovingly changing their behavior for my benefit and the benefit of our relationship, my mind and heart would NEVER tell me otherwise! Awww. It’s cute…

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Becoming A Foster Carer | Foster Care Fortnight – Foster Parents Article

Posted on 16th May 2019 by Beth Owen BECOMING A FOSTER CARER If you’ve clicked on this article then it probably means you’ve thought long and hard about becoming a foster carer. You will have talked to your family and friends to seek their support and endorsement. Well done! Reaching this milestone is significant and you are already on your way to making a difference to young people’s lives. Below, we have described our process for approving foster carers. Each…

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What to Do When Your Wife Doesn’t Respect You – Single Dad, Parents Article

(Image/Respect360.org) Oh no. You feel disrespected by your wife. This is definitely bad for your marriage and a poor example for any children you might have. You’ve done the best possible thing you could have in this situation, and I hope you’ll choose to feel good about it. You’ve asked great questions: Why doesn’t my wife respect me? What do I do about it? But it’s possible you’ve missed one: Are my feelings about my wife’s respect level for me…

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Would You Leave Your Spouse Over Dirty Dishes?: A Lesson on Conflict Management – Single Dad, Parents Article

(Image/HuffPost) We pulled into our parking space in Florida’s version of the “happiest place on earth,” and all of my insides were knotted up. In my left pocket was the most expensive thing I’d ever bought—a pretty pear-shaped diamond engagement ring I’d been secretly paying off for months. This felt like the place. Disney World’s Magic Kingdom. She loved Disney. This felt like the time. The Fourth of July. She loved fireworks. I wasn’t tense because I was planning a…

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How to Comfort (and Not Comfort) Someone Going Through a Divorce – Single Dad, Parents Article

(Image/Upsplash) Only two kinds of people could help me feel better during my first year of coping with, adjusting to, and healing from my divorce. The first kind of person was a friend or family member who knew me before I was married. My relationship with them lived independent of my marriage. My identity—for them—wasn’t intertwined with me being married. My ex-wife and I were together about 13 years in total, married for nine. And the majority of people in…

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This is Why Your Wife Hates You – Single Dad, Parents Article

(Image/Psychology Today) “Why does my wife hate me?” My initial reaction was to tell you that your wife doesn’t hate you, but the uncomfortable truth is that she might. She might actually hate you. Let’s deal with it. The definition for ‘hate,’ according to Merriam-Webster, is “a: intense hostility and aversion usually deriving from fear, anger, or sense of injury; b: extreme dislike or disgust.” And that sounds about right. The reason your wife hates you—or the reason it feels as if…

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