Personal Growth is Important During Transition
Once the separated family structure is established and all parties begin to adjust to the routine of their new lives, there is more time to focus on the “art” of parenting. This includes being the father that you want to be and more effectively focusing on your children’s interest and welfare, enjoying your time with them as well as guiding, teaching and helping them.
Adjusting to life as a single father can be a very lonely experience. You no longer are part of the family structure that existed for months, years or decades. You are now balancing the additional role of having to care for your son or daughter in addition to all of your other responsibilities in life.
You have to make sacrifices. If you are committed to your children, there is no question that you will have to reduce or eliminate other activities that you were involved with. It is best to face that early on.
There may be limited supports available within your own community, but there are a lot of places you can go online that can provide information and some sense of shared experiences. Some sites and pages to consider: