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Divorced Dads

5 Rock Solid Reasons To Date Divorced Dads

Divorced Moms | Posted 06.30.2015 | Divorce
Divorced Moms

Here are five of my top reasons why dating divorced dads can be smart, satisfying and sensational.

Divorce and Shame. Why?

Sheila Blagg | Posted 06.19.2015 | Divorce
Sheila Blagg

Going through a divorce for the most part no longer carries the stigma it once did, but the toll it takes on you remains the same. My entire life I've only known what it's felt like to have the word "Divorce" attached to me.

4 Suggestions to Get You Started When Looking to Date After Divorce

Sheila Blagg | Posted 06.03.2015 | Divorce
Sheila Blagg

Often times people take dating after a divorce entirely too seriously. You are not looking to jump into a serious relationship, are you? Then dating should be fun and exciting, but it's up to you to create that for yourself.

This Divorced Dad Has a Big Problem

Jackie Pilossoph | Posted 06.02.2015 | Divorce
Jackie Pilossoph

No matter how much at odds the two of you are, your biggest priority should be making sure you are both raising those kids.

5 Guys Overlooked In Love Who Might Actually Make You Happy

Arlene Schindler | Posted 05.28.2015 | Women
Arlene Schindler

If you want love, devotion and loyalty, check out these gems in the rough who will potentially worship you for the rest of your life.

3 Things Stepmoms Want Most For Mother's Day

Brenda Ockun | Posted 05.08.2015 | Divorce
Brenda Ockun

Every year millions of stepmoms wonder if they'll get the call. Which call? The one in which the voice on the other end of the phone says: "Hey! I know you're not my mom, but I wanted to wish you a Happy Mother's Day anyway.

3 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Dating After a Divorce

Sheila Blagg | Posted 01.30.2015 | Divorce
Sheila Blagg

Now that you are divorced or otherwise single, what are you looking for? You've probably been asked that question, or a variation of it, many times, and it's not always easy to pin down an answer.

Signs of Compatibility You Can't Ignore

Sheila Blagg | Posted 11.17.2014 | Weddings
Sheila Blagg

Even if things go extraordinarily well, there could be factors that prevent you from being compatible. Likewise, if things go extraordinarily bad, there's still a chance you two are perfect together.

Seamless Transitions From Divorce to Dating

Sheila Blagg | Posted 09.30.2014 | Divorce
Sheila Blagg

If you've recently gone through a divorce and you're thinking about how to get back into the dating scene, you need to prepare yourself mentally. Before you plunge in head first looking for your next major relationship, do take some time for yourself.

Yes, You Can Be a Good Dad (Even if You Didn't Have One)

Marie Hartwell-Walker, Ed.D. | Posted 04.03.2015 | Divorce
Marie Hartwell-Walker, Ed.D.

Children of divorce can grow up to be good partners and mothers and fathers. It doesn't necessarily come naturally. It may take extra time, attention and focus. But going about making successful family relationships is a skill that can be learned.

A Message to Moms: Help Your Daughter Avoid 'Daddy Hunger'

Terry Gaspard, MSW, LICSW | Posted 08.06.2014 | Divorce
Terry Gaspard, MSW, LICSW

For several years after my parents' split, I rarely saw my father so I developed a deep craving for his attention or what I call "Daddy Hunger." I later realized that every daughter yearns to have her dad's approval and that I wasn't to blame for his absence in my life.

Institutionalized Bias and the Exclusion of Divorced Dads

Elizabeth Denham | Posted 07.27.2014 | Divorce
Elizabeth Denham

It is an institutional problem and it is up to the fathers, the mothers and the schools to begin a conversation about how to improve this problem. I recognize putting responsibility on the school districts adds a burden, however, with a 50 percent divorce rate, this subject must be addressed.

What Divorced Dads Want for Father's Day: More Time With Their Babies

Linda Nielsen | Posted 07.15.2014 | Divorce
Linda Nielsen

There is no scientific evidence that justifies limiting or postponing overnighting until the age of four. Unfortunately, the alarming reports about overnighting still abound, depriving many babies and toddlers of overnight care from their fathers.

'Outrageous' Law Forced Him To Pay Child Support For Another Man's Baby

Posted 07.29.2013 | Divorce

Joseph Chmelar, a divorced father of two, was in for a big surprise when his young sons informed him that his ex -- whom he had only recently separate...

What I Know About Single Dads

Jackie Pilossoph | Posted 09.02.2013 | Divorce
Jackie Pilossoph

I can honestly say that being a single dad doesn't seem like any big picnic. So, I want to validate single dads and tell them how much the single mom really appreciates them, whether she admits it or not.

WATCH: How To Date A Man With Kids

Posted 06.02.2013 | Divorce

One of the most difficult transitions after divorce is getting back out into the dating world. It could be years, even decades, since you last wen...

Will Arnett: 'I've Found My Happiness'

Posted 05.30.2013 | Divorce

Viewers who tuned into "Arrested Development" this weekend saw a different side of newly single actor Will Arnett -- a more toned, fit side. Arnett...

The Forever Dad: Shattering the Myth of the Self-Centered Dad

Terry Gaspard, MSW, LICSW | Posted 02.13.2015 | Divorce
Terry Gaspard, MSW, LICSW

What kids need is a loving, predictable father figure -- whether married to their mother or divorced. I don't think anyone can argue that point. However, I believe that divorced dads are often portrayed in the media in a negative light.

The 'Uncle Dad Syndrome': When Divorced Dads Act Like Carefree Uncles and Why Their Kids Feel Cheated

Alison Patton | Posted 12.18.2014 | Divorce
Alison Patton

The "Uncle Dad Syndrome" is not just about indulging the kids. It's the entire personality of this dad and how he parents.

Why Divorced Dads Get Short Shrift At Work

Posted 01.18.2013 | Divorce

By Robert Anthony for YourTango.com There's no denying that regardless of time and progress, men still hold the advantage in the workplace. The tid...

7 Things Divorced Dads NEED To Know About Dating Again

Lisa Marie Wilson | Posted 08.14.2012 | Divorce
Lisa Marie Wilson

Many of my divorced guy friends are frustrated because they go on first dates, but the second date eludes them.

Best Cities To Meet Single Dads

Julie Spira | Posted 08.18.2011 | Divorce
Julie Spira

As we approach Father's Day, it's time to honor the single dads who have returned to dating and are looking for another chance at love. For the divorc...

Online Dating Advice for the Newly Divorced

Julie Spira | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Julie Spira

I entered into my marriage believing in happily-ever-after with the hope of it going the distance. Thoughts of growing young together made me a beaming bride on my wedding day. Unfortunately, like a large percentage of those with good intentions, my marriage did not last.

Divorced Dads-R-Us: A New Tradition in a Non-Traditional Family

Randi Small and Jen Schwartz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Randi Small and Jen Schwartz

Create new routines and traditions for your family that bring joy and excitement to your new post-divorce lifestyle. Doing this can help ease the transition into your changed life.

Divorce, Parenthood and Being a Man

Tom Matlack | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tom Matlack

That's what I was thinking about as I drove Seamus up the hill. I tried to remember the last time I had talked to my dad about anything of real importance. And I couldn't remember.