Being part of an international network of Dads there’s always a lot of issues that occur regularly and normally communication is the issue.
Having looked through the web at similar stories and family disputes, there is a light at the end of the tunnel, even when you’re in the midst of a family dispute and are surrounded by darkness. The first step appears to be making peace with the fact that things won’t be going back to the way they used to be, and that they don’t have to, then you’re on right track.
When it comes to divorce and separation, there is emotional support to help you come to terms with that and make peace with it. If you’re going through divorce and separation it can be difficult to find support from others in your friendship group of that you know in general, because, in truth, it’s not commonplace to know somebody that has gone through it. Because of this, it can feel like an isolating time, but there is always somebody you can find to help you through it, whether you knew them before the separation, or not. You can find help, guidance and support in online communities where you can indeed connect with other adults who might be local to you, and also going through a divorce or separation. You will also, probably, need support financially as you begin to engage in divorce settlements and legal proceedings. You should seek assistance from a family lawyer in order to deal with the financial aspects of a separation, who will be more than happy to help and offer sympathetic advice and guidance. The price of a divorce or separation is high, even when there is little to no money involved. What can really make everybody involved pay is when they are dragged through a financial rigmarole. So when money headaches are in fact thrown in there for good measure too, things can get a lot worse, so get as much help with it as possible. Time saved on making sure everything is financially in order, is time gained on being able to focus on emotionally getting yourself through the turmoil. However, once the dust from the whole separation has settled, then, when you’re ready, get back out into the modern dating world, and maybe you’ll find the one that lasts forever!
Another family dispute you may one day have to deal with is having a child that is born straight into a broken home. Although you may not be family with someone beforehand, once the child is born, whether you like it or not, you are. Growing up is tough, and it can be even tougher for children who come from a broken home. However, if the parents of a child from a broken home continue to work together in making sure their child gets the most from life, it will make it easier for them. This means that visiting times or time spent with the child should be fair for both parties, and that the child should never witness an argument. Families Need Fathers can also offer support for any fathers out there that feel they are being treated unfairly, as well as offering support to them. The single parent charity Gingerbread also offers a wealth of support and you can access their online community.