You may think it’s hard to parent a child as a married couple. It’s even harder when you’re divorced. Differing views of child-rearing get mixed with your desire for control. You’d like to dictate how your ex-wife handles your son or daughter, but you can’t.
I can’t imagine even the thought. But some divorced couples, to maintain an appearance of family cohesiveness, take vacations together. An Associated Press article extolled the merits of exes traveling together with their kids. It mentioned that divorced celebrities, such as Demi Moore and Bruce Willis, make it a practice. So what? I say taking […]
If a court has ordered you to pay child support and you don’t, shame on you. Talk is cheap. You can say you want to be a great dad post-divorce. But your words are hollow if you don’t do the bare minimum as a divorced dad: pay child support.
Nina Atwood, the Singlescoach®, launches her column and answers the questions: When a single dad is dating, how long should he wait before meeting the woman’s children and vice versa? And how should the father describe the relationship with the woman before the kids meet her?
Many divorced people, such as myself, aren’t looking to remarry. We remember the bad times and eventual heartbreak that accompanied divorce. Why take a chance on that happening again, especially if kids are involved? But I want to pose a question: What single issue scares you the most about remarriage?
Women often debate whether to take their husband’s last name upon marriage. Shouldn’t men have a right to ask for it back upon divorce? I’m serious. If a woman doesn’t want to be married to a guy anymore, why should she be allowed to keep his last name? It wasn’t hers before they married.
This is a common but difficult question. One answer alone won’t suffice. Here’s how I break down the question, which we’ll all eventually face.