Category: Single Dad

Unfortunately, An Ex Sometimes Requires The Strong Arm of the Law to Behave

Posted on 11/23/16 by delaine
legal action, divorce. ex pay child spousal support

Dealing with an ex can sometimes feel like dealing with a child: You give and give and give — you explain things kindly over and over again. Yet still he/she doesn’t get it.  And although it’s unfortunate and not at all what we want to do, sometimes we need to take legal action in order […]

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First Time Without Kids: “My heart is so heavy”

Posted on 11/17/16 by delaine
ex takes kids divorced mom

From the archives: Three years post-divorce, 2011 I received this message from a newly-separated woman on Facebook today: “My ex-husband took the kids for the first time this weekend….and my heart feels so heavy. My “free time” just reminds me how alone and directionless I am.” I read her message with a tight chest:  I remember… Three […]

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Fee Assistance For Divorced Moms & Dads During Tough Economic Times

Posted on 10/25/16 by delaine
need money, financial help, single mom, calgary, kids sports, family activities

Has your divorced family fallen into harsh financial circumstances?  Are you fretting that your kids will miss out on important activities like sports, day camps, trips to the science center/zoo, because you simply don’t have the money?  You aren’t alone….especially here in Calgary, Alberta, where I live, and an estimated one in nine adults are out […]

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Are Child Predators Online Going After Single Moms?

Posted on 10/21/16 by delaine
online child predators, dangers divorce dating,

Archives: 2009 When I first started online dating after my divorce, it was my biggest fear: that a child predator would pretend to be interested in me so that he could go after my children.  And today, even though I’m way more comfortable with internet dating, AND, I’ve yet to introduced any man to my […]

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A Reality TV Show That Exposes Deadbeat Dads?

Posted on 10/21/16 by delaine
neglected boy, deadbeat dad, reality show to expose dads who don't pay child support

Posted in 2009. A reality show that exposes fathers who don’t pay child support — what do you think this premise? This is what divorced dad and author Joel Schwartzberg strongly opined on in his article, “Is it Wrong to Slam Deadbeat Dads on TV?”  Apparently Lifetime TV has announced their intention of creating such a reality show. […]

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Telling Your Ex-Husband (or Ex-Wife) You Have A New Partner

Posted on 10/15/15 by delaine
how to tell ex-husband about new partner, freak out, should I tell my ex-wife

In my work as a divorce coach, it saddens me how often separated or divorced parents refuse to tell each other when they have a serious new partner in their lives. Oftentimes, it’s not until their child says something, or a friend/family member speaks up, that the unknowing ex finds out.  That, or the new […]

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