Positive Divorce: Upward and Onward After Splitting Up


That my ex-wife has found new love is a wonderful thing for her, and for my kids. She deserves to be happy. And the happier she is the happier my kids are, and tangentially, the happier I am as well.

An Open Letter to My Now Ex-Wife

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“It was an honor to have you for 20 years. It will be my privilege to be a close friend the rest of your life.”

How Long Will It Hurt? Divorce Recovery, the Road Back to Happiness


By building back yourself, while you are alone, you can re-find your own priorities and joys in life.

5 Ways Not to End a Relationship—Unless You’re “That Person”

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It’s not always easy to take the high road when you’re breaking up. Here are 5 low ways to end it, along with 5 healthy ways to achieve closure.

How America’s Culture of Shame is a Killer for Boys


Put an end to shaming by doing one beautifully simple thing.

Divorce Lessons: 8 Critical Factors in Making a Positive Split


How you handle these eight factors everyone faces during divorce will determine whether things play out as cooperative or contentious.

I’m Proud of You: The Dance of Fathers and Sons


Last night, John McElhenney’s son gave him a gift—one he never got the chance to give his own father.

The Two-Hour Father

The Two-Hour Father

Following his divorce, Nick Murosky now lives two hours away from his children. He walks us through what goes through his head during the long drive back after their time together.

We See You: An Open Letter to Our Child Support Agency

We See You: An Open Letter to Our Child Support Agency

Dealing with the emotions and logistics behind child support payments can be a loaded proposition, which is why Rick and Jana Craft decided to pen this thank you letter to their local child support services office for all of their help over the years.

A Soon-To-Be Empty Nest Dad Asks, Does This Also Mean the End of My Marriage?


My wife and I have been through so many ups and downs with medical and financial issues, Mt. Everest would be a piece of wedding cake, a walk down a suburban lane. Will our tanks be stuck on empty once the house empties out of children?

Refinding Your Core Happiness After Divorce


The author lost his core happiness during the closing days of his marriage and the opening days of his divorce. Here is how he found joy again.

Single Dad… Not Singled Out: How to Maintain Your Relevance with Your Kids If You Don’t See Them Every Week

Single Dad… Not Singled Out: How to Maintain Your Relevance with Your Kids If You Don’t See Them Every Week

Dr. David Lee Asbery assembled these ten suggestions for how fathers can stay present in the lives of their children following separations or divorce.

Why I Write – I’m Reclaiming My Life

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When a split in her marriage seemed to turn her entire life into a lie, Christine Benvenuto starting writing down the truth in order to get her story, and her groove, back.

A Gay Dad’s Struggle to Live Honestly


“What is the purpose of making a person who can’t even live inside his own head?” was the struggle of Ian Wilson. Gays With Kid’s Erika Prins tells the story of a man who evolved into the man he was, from the one he thought he should be.

The Secret to Happiness After Divorce: Forgiveness


John McElhenney lost almost everything in his divorce. But he’s still happy. Really happy.

12 Reasons Why Divorced Women Rock


Mark Radcliffe considers it an honor to date a divorced woman. Here’s why.