This Is Going To Hurt—Divorce With Children


“What came out, in the weeks that progressed, was the vast difference in our perspectives on the future of our family.”

Divorced Dad In Love, a Happy Story


And even as I hope for a co-pilot again, there will never be an astronaut who turned herself so completely inside and out to be a family together.

Father, My Father: Forgiving My Dad and Myself on Father’s Day

Father's Day 2014 - The Whole Parent

And as I forgive my father for his loss of control and family, for the divorce, and for not taking care of himself long enough to see me and my kids. Today, I forgive him, but I am also learning to forgive myself for the failure of my marriage.

The Parenting Transformation (In Marriage and Divorce)

parenting in marriage and divorce

John McElhenney knew that having kids would transform his life. But he didn’t realize how it would transform his marriage.

Children of Divorce Grow Up and It’s Still a Pain


I’m married, I have a four-year-old son, and I’m still penning visitation schedules. For my son.

Batter Up


My girlfriend’s 15 year old kid had played a year of Little League and hadn’t picked up a bat or glove since. This was an opportunity for us to bond, but the odds were stacked against us.

Music for Boys


Why Fiona Apple’s music mattered to Vincent Scarpa, even when he thought it wasn’t supposed to.

In Defense of Divorce


Divorce could be the best thing to happen to your family, too, says Mark Radcliffe.

Keep It Civil: 10 Ways to Tactfully End a Relationship

Sad Man

Nicole Johnson offers ten ways to end a relationship with class and composure.

All the Cool Kids Are Doing It: The Gay Dads Project Letter From Amie to Jared


Jared Karol had to broach the subject of his gay father more than once with his co-worker, Amie Shea, before she wanted to open up about her own gay dad.

An Open Letter to Gen X Dads

key to the door

DeLani Bartlette grew up feeling like a burden that her father chose not to bear.

Rain Lilies

rain lilies, Father's Day

Rain lilies remind Geoffrey Philp of a difficult man to love: his father.