“Life As A Divorced Dad” is for anyone who has struggled with becoming a single parent through divorce. The goal of this blog is not to vent nor is it meant to focus on anything negative. The sole purpose of this blog is to provide a positive support and to offer suggestions on how to approach each day with a positive outlook and provide your children with an environment that will help them through, what for many, is an incredibly difficult adjustment.
My ex-wife and I made a commitment at the beginning of our divorce process, to put the children first and assure them that they had nothing to do with what was happening and that their needs would be met no matter what. We also committed ourselves and each other to assuring them that they would receive all of the love and support from their parents that they had grown accustomed to.
Each day I’ll share my experiences and tips I learn along the way. I’ll also be happy to share readers tips from time to time. All of which is meant to be a simple way of letting you know you’re not alone and to let you know, you’re going to be fine.
I should note. This blog is not meant to encourage those struggling in a weakened marriage to pull the plug. I would never do that. My ex-wife and I went through every possible step to save our marriage before coming to the final decision to call it quits. If I had my choice it would have been to keep the full family unit in tact and that would have been my ex-wife’s choice as well. But as it stood it was not a good environment for anyone involved including our children. It also became obvious it would never get to that point either. My first words of advice, if you’re still in a marriage, is to do everything you can to save it.
And now … in the words of comedian Scott LaRose, it’s time to acknowledge and move on.