The Winter of My Discontent: Ex-Partners and Co-Parents

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She wasn’t always mad. But she got mad at some point and stayed that way.

How to Find—and Stay on—the Bright Side When Life Sucks and You’re in Free Fall

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Lots of people were unhappy. But inside my failing rocket, our little trio, laughed, celebrated, and jumped on the trampoline.

8 Things Gay Dads Don’t Want to Hear

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There are eight comments and questions that Henry Amador-Batten gets as a gay dad that drive him crazy. Here is why.

How Long Will I Be Single?

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John McElhenney is starting the new year resolved to end the waiting with a focused approach to dating.

Super Tips on Preparing Your Latch Key Kid

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Coach Aleasa Word gives tips on how to prepare your latch key kid.

A Teen’s Plea: Stop Ignoring Boys’ Self-Harming Behaviors

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A young man’s cry for help for boys who self-harm.

Burning Down the House of Love and Hope

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John McElhenney describes the final minutes of his marriage … and the epiphany that came five years later.

Divorced With Children: Down Is the New Up

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Down has become the new up, and I have become a new single dad, still committed to his kids, and in many ways, to his ex-wife as well.

Positive Divorce: Upward and Onward After Splitting Up

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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.

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

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

The Secret to Happiness After Divorce: Forgiveness

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

5 Signs a Man Isn’t Ready for a Relationship

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The Off Parent conducts a rigorous self-examination to help determine a divorced man’s readiness for dating.

Parents, Let’s Get In More Play This Summer

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What I have that is so different from my father, is a clear and loving relationship with both my daughter and my son.
They KNOW how much I love them.

Divorced Dad In Love, a Happy Story

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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.

A Sprinter In Love, and How I Am Learning to Pace Myself

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John MacElhenny was a sprinter in high school and now finds himself acting the same in love. Perhaps it’s time to slow down.

5 Wonderful and Unexpected Benefits of Being a Serial Monogamist

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So yes, I’m a serial monogamist, but it’s not because I always have to be in a relationship. I’m a serial monogamist because I’m hoping to find the next relationship at some point.