Don’t look, it can ruin everything

If you like eating sausages, there is a saying that goes…Don’t look how the sausage is made, it will ruin everything. We grow up learning about childbirth and never really connect the dots that when it happens to our partner, it’s a very full on confronting experience and not for the lighthearted. Childbirth for Men […]

Once bitten twice shy

The dictionary explains it this way “If someone is said to be once bitten, twice shy, it means that once someone was hurt by something or someone, they will be afraid to try it again” Often referred to in love terms, hurt holds us back from exploring, letting someone in, going past a first date […]

A must watch: Simon Sinek – Millennials in the work place

We live in a world that is consumed by technology and social media. Relationships suffer, work and our ability to cope with everyday stresses are tough for our children. Children born post 1982 have been brought up in a new and potentially damaging era, a time never seen by their parents. Mr Simon Sinek talks about how we […]

It’s expensive to break up

I don’t think the expense of breaking up is ever considered when we are thinking about breaking up? If we did, we might try a little harder to stay together because it can put an enormous amount of strain on the hip pocket! When we know it’s over or when we know this person we […]

Is this just egotistical, and can courts over rule?

Often we get asked interesting questions, so we nicely ask our professional friends of Dads Online to help provide answers to them. Remember this is not official legal advise as everyone’s situation is different, it is only an experts opinion based upon the information we have. All names and identifying remarks have been omitted. Question: […]

Why it is important to know your children’s friends

One of the best possible ways to influence healthy friendships for your child is to be aware of and involved in them. There is a fine line between being involved and being nosy, you need to make sure not to overstep those boundaries and make your child feel as if their privacy is being disturbed. […]

How important is spending time together?

Extremely!…After receiving 85 votes in our recent poll, the results are in. The top reasons why relationships have broken down are: Lack of time spent together Infidelity Money Lets focus on “Lack of time spent together” in this post, the rest we will cover in a follow up later. It appears that many partners have […]

How to secure your relationship during the parenting years

Have you thought about your transition from Partner to Parent? Everybody will win if you get it right – YOU, your partner and the children. Lets not forget it costs way less to live together as a family than to live separately. It’s so important to secure your relationship during the parenting years and be […]

Why are you being so rude to me…I dont know?

I’m learning very quickly about moody teenagers and trying to be tolerant, but I want to jump in a time machine and go forward 10 years because this is hell! It seems like I cannot do or say anything that is right and any advise or solutions given feels like a lecture to them. I understand that there […]

Missing childhood events can impact adult relations

For the last couple of years my eldest daughter has not spoken to me and I don’t really know why? You do a lot of soul searching and try to piece events together to get some sense of her saying that she “wants to distance herself from you” She has recently married and you guessed […]