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How to be a Good Divorced Dad. Being the Best Parent You Can Be Before, During and After the Break-Up. Edition No. 1

  • ID: 2218357
  • Book
  • April 2012
  • 192 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Positive advice for divorced dads and their families

The country's leading authority on fathers' rights Jeffery M. Leving presents a definitive how-to resource for divorced dads of any age, background, and marriage history. Leving offers targeted guidance and suggests techniques for staying connected with children and dealing with ex-wives - and in some cases a new girlfriend or the wife's new boyfriend - during the divorce and afterwards. This upbeat book offers good news for divorced dads and counters many of the myths that paint divorcing fathers as alienated, irresponsible, or absent.

  • Includes advice for overcoming limited access to children with cooperative responses and legal remedies if necessary
  • Reveals how to avoid depression and feelings of guilt that can cause a divorced dad to give up and lose connection with his kids
  • Offers ideas for responding to an ex-wife's remarriage, moving, unfounded accusations, and other common issues
  • Contains guidance for engaging in new relationships and possibly remarriage

How to Be a Good Divorced Dad is practical and down-to-earth and offers dozens of real life examples of dads who have discovered the importance of staying involved in their children's lives.

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Acknowledgments ix

Introduction 1

1 The Obstacles: Identify the Factors That Can Drive a Wedge Between You and Your Children 7

2 The Difference Between Good Dads and Struggling Fathers 25

3 The Impact of Divorce on Children: The Knowledge You Need, the Actions You Should Take 45

4 Romance: Use Your Head When It Comes to Your Heart 63

5 Money Issues: How to Manage Changing and Challenging Financial Situations 79

6 When There’s a New Man in Your Children’s Life: How to Avoid Being Replaced 97

7 Therapy Isn’t for Women Only: Dealing with Your Issues So You Can Have a Better Relationship with Your Kids 117

8 Legal Remedies: How the Courts Can Help You and Your Kids 133

9 Going Forward: How to Maintain and Strengthen Connections with Your Kids 149

10 Developing Trends and Changes That Still Need to Be Made 155

Resources 165

Notes 169

Index 171

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Jeffery M. Leving
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