Most of this blog will be about how I relate to the kids throughout my divorce. It’s been clear that our marriage was over for several years, but I had always been one of those dads who was very attached to his kids. I coached them for 10 years in every sport they tried. I took them on camping trips, planned vacations, worked as a family with them in the yard, created many lasting great memories with them. I don’t think I am the example of the deadbeat dad that our media likes to vilify. In fact, this whole experience has very much caused me to question how prevalent those dads really are. But the fact is that my kids now are being alienated from me very successfully.
So men (and women if you’d like): Let’s share how we can get through these difficult days and where we can find our hope and how we can not only survive, but thrive on the other side of the valley.
Please keep everything anonymous. Make up a name, don’t leave real names in your posts or comments. The purpose here is not to shame anyone on the other side of this situation, but to help those of us on the alienated side to get through this successfully.
God Bless you all as you struggle through this time in your life.