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What do most separated dads worry about and how best to cope

Separated dads may worry about a variety of things, but some common concerns include:

  1. Losing contact with their children: Separated dads may worry that they will not have enough time with their children or that their ex-partner will restrict access to the children.
  2. Financial concerns: Dads who are separated may worry about child support payments, legal fees, and other financial obligations.
  3. Loneliness and isolation: Separation can be a lonely experience, and dads may worry about feeling disconnected from their friends, family, and social networks.
  4. Co-parenting conflicts: Co-parenting after separation can be challenging, and dads may worry about conflicts with their ex-partner over parenting decisions or other issues.

To cope with these worries, separated dads can try the following strategies:

  1. Seek support: Reach out to friends, family, or a support group for help and emotional support.
  2. Prioritize communication: Stay in touch with your children and make sure you communicate effectively with your ex-partner about parenting issues.
  3. Take care of your mental and physical health: Make time for exercise, healthy eating, and other self-care activities that can help reduce stress and anxiety.
  4. Seek professional help: Consider seeing a therapist or counselor who can provide you with guidance and support through the separation process.
  5. Stay positive: Try to focus on the positives in your life and the things you can control, rather than dwelling on the things that are out of your control

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