Years ago, when I separated from my ex-wife and was told by a court that I could only have my child every second weekend, I felt I had nowhere to go to seek advice and no one to turn to. I could not start to tell you how many times I cried! I struggled through many years of trying to deal with the separation from my child. By trial and error made my way through an emotional roller-coaster of keeping in touch, having no parenting rights accept for every second weekend. You lose contact with friends and feel you don’t belong in areas such as school, sports and party’s. Throughout this period I was relentless in ensuring that when it was my time, I was available and made the most of it, and tried hard to not fall into the trap of only being the “good time dad”.
I listen to other dads who were in the same position as me and from that information I tried to workout the best way forward. Throughout this time I learned that no one has a corner on good ideas, everyone has something to offer and through listening, sharing and adapting I was able to maintain a happy relationship with my daughter which continues on today. This is the reason for the blog, there is an abundance of information out there that can help other dads, and everyone benefits! I look forward to your positive contribution.