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10 Things I Believe I Owe My Children After Divorce · Divorced Moms

[ad_1]  It may seem odd that I feel compelled to write about things I believe I owe my children because they’ve endured my divorce. Yet as an adult child of divorced parents and a mom who has been divorced, it’s my belief that children of divorce are entitled to certain rights. That’s not to say that children raised in intact families don’t have rights – it’s just that children of divorce deserve special consideration. Distinguished divorce researcher Elizabeth Marquardt adds her perspective on children of divorce: “The hard truth, she says, is that while divorce is often necessary, even amicable divorces sow...

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Why Do I Feel So Guilty? · Divorced Moms

[ad_1]He abandoned our daughters but I’m the one feeling guilt and shame.   We were married for 20 years. I thought we had a fantastic marriage. That is until he expressed his unhappiness and desire for a divorce. Him wanting to leave the marriage took a toll on myself and our two daughters. He was a kind and carrying husband and father. I had NO complaints about the marriage and, I definitely had no complaints about his relationship with our daughters. He adored them. Treated them with such gentleness and love. And, they both thought he hung the moon. My ex never missed...

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How Not to Become an Absentee Father After Divorce · Divorced Moms

[ad_1]  A few years ago, the Pew Research Center did an analysis of the National Survey of Family Growth. According to the research, 27 percent of divorced fathers have no contact with their children. That is a lot of absentee fathers! And, a lot of sad and confused children. Your role as a parent will change after your divorce, especially if you are a non-custodial father. It takes extra effort to parent and work around visitation schedules. Add to that, the possibility of an adversarial relationship with your ex and it is understandable why checking out of your children’s lives may seem...

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It’s Time To Stop Thinking Of Dads As The #2 Parent · Divorced Moms

[ad_1]Fatherhood is a blessing, a responsibility and something every man is 100% capable of doing – at least as well as any mom.   Many of us have just enjoyed a Father’s day celebration. Father’s Day was started by a woman, Sonora Smart Dodd, who was raised by a single dad, William Smart. He was the sole parent to Sonora and her five brothers after their mother died during childbirth. The first Father’s Day celebration was Sunday, June 19, 1910. But it wasn’t until President Lyndon Johnson signed a presidential proclamation declaring the third Sunday of June as Father’s Day in 1966...

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Do You Keep a “To Do List?” If You’re Rebuilding After Divorce You Should! · Divorced Moms

[ad_1]When rebuilding after divorce focus on what’s important for you and your family and what will give you space and time to heal.   One of the ways in which I organize my life is to make to-do lists and when I was rebuilding after divorce, I knew I needed a list that would help me to stay focused and on task. When you’ve been hurt and feel disoriented, it’s often difficult to keep track of what needs to get done, especially when you have children, a household and a business to manage. I remember sitting down one evening, pen and paper...

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