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Tips on dating divorced dads

Many of these dads hide behind phone calls and text messages to their kids.

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Dads need to stop leaving their kids, and I’m tired of men not being the ones to say it.They lie to themselves, they lie to others, and they lie to their kids.Many of these dads can be wrapped under the label of Disneyland Dads. But there is another kind of father who leaves as well. He works to make it appear that he’s not leaving at all.He, like that first man, cloaks himself in rationalization and reasoning.In the future, always ask who’ll be on duty before you say yes to a sleepover.

Lenore here again: Because…a man is assumed to be a predator unless his wife is around? Would it possibly make more sense to (as I always suggest) teach your child to recognize, resist and report abuse, rather than to assume the very worst is going to happen when they encounter a male of the species?

That’s the working assumption every time your child encounters a single dad?

I am admittedly very upset right now over a heated conversation that just took place, and I don’t know where else to release that steam. I’m really tired of society acting like such behavior is now “normal” or “expected”. I’m tired of the emails and comments from endless mothers who’ve been thrown under the bus.

Even more sadly, he’ll never realize that he left behind a tiny person that would have looked at him as his hero.

He’ll never know that he left a child who would have trusted him and loved him more than any other person reasonably should.

He’ll never know of the hundreds of colorful drawings his child would have handed him over the years, made with tiny loving hands just for him.