As a recent divorced father of 2 amazing kids, I never really understood what a dad goes through when he gets divorced…until now.
Not being able to live with my children on a full time basis has been the hardest thing in my life. Dropping my kids off at their mothers’ house after my week or weekend with the kids, has been extremely painful. Nightly cuddles and reading stories with my little ones, hearing about their day and having dinners with them are now on a bi weekly basis. It’s been over a year, and It still find it difficult to come home after work to an empty house.
It’s a painful process and at times an emotional roller coaster. As their Dad, I don’t want to miss out on anything – their homework, their sports, their dance recitals, adolescence, first dates, and the list goes on.
Most people think it’s easier for the “Dad” in divorce. But starting over is very difficult whether you’re “the Mom” or “the Dad”– there is a lot of added responsibility that comes with a divorce for both parents. The most important thing in my life right now is to maintain my connection with my kids and create a secure home. My children are definitely my priority as I navigate through the next phase of my life as a “Divorced Dad”.