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January 2018 Archives

How does domestic violence or abuse affect children?

Cases of domestic violence are some of the most devastating. For children, domestic violence has an immediate impact. Whether the violence is against them or someone else, the trauma is a very real part of their lives now and in the future.

What are some important facts to know about adopting?

Adopting a child is a way to grow your family as well as to give a child in need a family to belong to. Parents who want to adopt in the U.S. have several options including seeking the help of an adoption agency. Sometimes, people are approached by birth parents directly or seek international adoptions.

Fathers: With a plan, you can seek the custody rights you want

As a father, you feel that you may have less of a chance at sole or primary custody than the mother of your children. You feel you may even struggle to have shared custody that is equal or close to it. While fathers shouldn't have a harder time than mothers obtaining custody, there are some things you can do to make your efforts known.

Modern dads: How are they different?

There's an outdated perspective that says, "Dads are better suited to be workers than the caretakers of children." However, this view is just as wrong as the outdated perspectives that continue to persist about women.

Borderline Personality Disorder can affect you after divorce

In some relationships, there are fathers who struggle with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). While the disorder itself doesn't imply that a father is good or bad, it can mean that he faces some additional struggles. It's normal for someone with BPDs to have a primary attachment to his spouse and then to the child, instead of to the child and then the spouse.