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10 Habits This Dad Developed To Find Happiness Post-Divorce

Matt Sweetwood | Posted 01.07.2016 | Divorce
Matt Sweetwood

For the second time, I was left heartbroken, lonely and overwhelmed. But this time, I was determined to follow a different path and not allow history to repeat itself -- for the third time. I had 13 years and a lot more life experience under my belt, which gave me the strength and wisdom to develop these 10 habits to direct me to happiness and success after divorce.

The Single Moms of Downton Abbey

Emma Johnson | Posted 01.05.2016 | Divorce
Emma Johnson

Super-excited to jump into Season 6! Am I the only one who notices that the whole show is essentially about single moms? Because it is. It is about women and money, and nearly all of the women are moms -- SINGLE MOMS.

Redefining Your Divorce

Sheila Blagg | Posted 12.23.2015 | Divorce
Sheila Blagg

We grieve for the loss of our hopes and dreams and for the way we thought our future was going to look. For many of us, however, the reality is that those hopes and dreams were gone long before our divorce, but we chose not to accept it.

Two Single Dads Show You How They Style Their Daughters' Hair

Upworthy | Annum Masroor | Posted 12.08.2015 | Parents

Most of us prepare healthy meals without the use of a microwave, host epic playdates, and wake up in the middle of the night to handle any monsters si...

11 Things You Can Stop Telling Single Dads Now, Thank You Very Much

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 12.08.2015 | Divorce

When you're a single or divorced dad, everyone and their mother seems to have an opinion on your personal life and parenting skills.  Below, Huf...

Young Dad Pens Emotional Letter About Life As A Single Parent

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 11.12.2015 | Parents

"The days have been rough and at times I wasn't sure I could make it another day. I spent more then a few nights holding my little girl as she slept w...

10 Ways to Stay Positive After a Divorce or Breakup

Sheila Blagg | Posted 10.29.2015 | Divorce
Sheila Blagg

Recovering from something as big as a divorce can be a challenge, but staying positive can give you the opportunity to start fresh.

Children of Divorce Benefit From Play Therapy

Laura Lifshitz | Posted 10.14.2015 | Divorce
Laura Lifshitz

Some kids take divorce relatively easy and others, not so much. Perhaps if my daughter had had a sibling to absorb and process the change with maybe she would have taken it better. Perhaps if she weren't so smart she would have handled it better. Perhaps if she were older....IF, IF,IF.

24 Single Dads Share Their Challenges And Triumphs

The Huffington Post | Kyli Singh | Posted 10.13.2015 | Parents

If parenthood is a roller coaster, going at it alone can make for one hell of a ride. To find out what it's really like being a single dad, we've aske...

How to Date Yourself After Divorce

Laura Lifshitz | Posted 10.02.2015 | Divorce
Laura Lifshitz

There is one thing you will never regret after divorce and that's getting to know yourself. For the past year and a half, it's what I have done and I know that if I am to ever meet someone, he will be lucky to have a solid woman.

5 Reasons Beer is Better Than Women, For the Divorced Guys Out There

Laura Lifshitz | Posted 09.30.2015 | Comedy
Laura Lifshitz

Women are great but take your time after divorce before deciding you're brave enough to handle one of us. Instead, drink beer, and watch that you don't lose those abs too much.

5 Common Online Dating Mistakes To Avoid

Sheila Blagg | Posted 08.26.2015 | Divorce
Sheila Blagg

Accessible from almost everywhere and relatively transparent, online dating offers much in the early stages that in-person dating simply can't. Still, there are certain constructs and certain habits you'll need to follow if you want to be successful.

Dating: I Was Doing It All Wrong

Marie Forster | Posted 07.15.2015 | Divorce
Marie Forster

When I was at work the other day, I got a text from my boyfriend. At first, I wasn't sure what I was looking at. It was a picture, but it was hard to see what it was. I clicked on it to enlarge, and there it was: It was a picture of poop, floating in a toilet. I was ecstatic.

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.

What Clair Huxtable Taught My Single Dad About Parenting

Emilie Bahr | Posted 06.16.2015 | Parents
Emilie Bahr

Growing up with my single father, I had remarkably free reign when it came to matters of style. Although I recognized certain perks associated with my dad's lack of sartorial scrutiny, there were times when I longed for a woman's watchful eye.

Give Dads the Credit They Deserve This Father's Day

Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead | Posted 06.08.2015 | Parents
Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead

Have you shopped for Father's Day cards lately? I have, and frankly, I'm appalled. In many of the greeting cards available today, dads are portrayed as lazy, disengaged, un-involved, beer-guzzling, flatulent couch potatoes.

14 Tips for Guys Interested in Dating Single Moms

Emma Johnson | Posted 05.19.2015 | Divorce
Emma Johnson

I go out with single dads and childless men alike, as I write at WealthySingleMommy.com, and some of the latter admit (while others appear) to be uncertain about the logistics of dating single moms. Here's a few tips which apply if you'd like to seriously date a mom.

Finally, a Therapist's Red-Flag Guide of Single Men to Avoid

Becky Whetstone, Ph.D., "Doctor Becky" | Posted 05.15.2015 | Divorce
Becky Whetstone, Ph.D.,

You're a single, professional woman, and you'd like to find a long-term partner. On the surface, you'd think that finding a mutually rewarding and healthy relationship would be easy, but we all know it is not, and here's why

Are Single Parents All Created Equal?

Stacey Freeman | Posted 05.14.2015 | Divorce
Stacey Freeman

Not all single parents are created equal. Some of us have it easier than others, and in different ways. Some of us have it more difficult, and in different ways. We can debate until we are blue in the face what constitutes those "better" or "worse" situations.

15 Reasons Single Moms Are Totally Awesome

Emma Johnson | Posted 05.11.2015 | Divorce
Emma Johnson

Over at WealthySingleMommy.com I devote a lot of pixels to the challenges of single motherhood. But you deserve to celebrate why you, as a single mom, are so awesome. Here goes.

Who Is the 21st Century Man?

Maria Shriver | Posted 06.23.2015 | Impact
Maria Shriver

Changing family dynamics, a shifting economic landscape, the surge of women into the workforce and public life are all adding pieces to the kaleidoscopic picture of what it means to be a man in America today. Begging the question: Just who is the 21st Century Man?

5 Sanity-Saving Tips For Busy Single Moms

Lindsey Light | Posted 06.15.2015 | Divorce
Lindsey Light

The truth is I don't need sympathy; I need help. That was not an easy conclusion for me to come to.

Jamie Bell On Single Parenting And Daily Dad Struggles

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 04.09.2015 | Divorce

Since actor Jamie Bell and ex-wife Evan Rachel Wood split last year, Bell has been outspoken about the challenges of single parenting. On Wednesday...

And You Call Yourself A Single Parent...

Jennifer Ball | Posted 04.26.2015 | Divorce
Jennifer Ball

No matter what your status as a parent is -- whether you're happily married, kinda-happily married, partnered up without the paperwork, or like me, doing it on your own -- there is really just one simple objective: to do the best you can.

31 Beautiful Images That Show What Single Fatherhood Really Looks Like

The Huffington Post | Jessica Samakow | Posted 02.25.2015 | Parents

In 1960, about 14 percent of single parent households were headed by dads. Today, that figure is up to 24 percent, according to a Pew report. That ...