Nobody wants to be a single dad. Let’s face it.
When we married, we expected the union to last forever. When we had kids, we really expected it to endure. But it didn’t. Regardless of the circumstances or who was to blame, the marriage ended.
Our parenting responsibilities, however, remain. And despite the deadbeat dad stereotype, most single fathers take parenting seriously – whether they have primary custody or only see their kids occasionally. Society is attuned to single moms, but the challenges and needs of single dads often get overlooked.
I’m divorced and have primary custody of my 15-year-old son, Connor. I’ve been in this role for 13 years. My journey as a single dad has been interesting and rewarding – but rarely easy.
I started Single Dad House to try to help other dads in my position. I hope you’ll find useful information to make you a better father. But more importantly, I hope you’ll find encouragement, hope and a sense of community. As the tagline says, Single Dad House is an “online hangout for divorced fathers.” Look around and stay as long as you want.
Remember, we’re going to make mistakes. We’re going to feel overwhelmed. We may even get depressed at times.
Welcome to the reality of being a single dad. But you can – and will – endure. Celebrate the victories. Don’t worry about the defeats.
Let’s support each other. After all, we’re undertaking life’s greatest work – raising kids.