Written by Vida Michelle
The potential problem – With Father’s Day coming up, and with the number of absent fathers in the home reaching a National Crisis Level, the atmosphere is set for what can be for some, a painful, instead of a celebratory time of the year. Truth is statistics show that Single Parent homes are at an all-time high, with most of those being Mother-only homes.
The Father gets the blame, not that blame matters –because the Father is usually the removed party from the Home, he is generally viewed as the deserter whether that is truly the case or not. Every circumstance is different, and not being judgmental. It does, however, “feel like” the blame seems to be centered around the Father — not that blame matters.
In the meantime – The Father struggles as he learns to provide some type of leadership to his children, while living in a separate household. Then, he adjusts to managing the new expenses for a separate living space; as well as supporting a household he no longer lives in. This sudden and major change in lifestyle, combined with what most times is a tough transitional period with the Co-Parent, can be the formula for failure.