While separated fathers often feel profound distress because of separation and loss of contact with children, the fathers' rights movement does little to help them heal. In fact, fathers' rights groups harm fathers' ongoing relationships with their children and fail to tackle the real obstacles to involved parenting.
A short US account of common myths about domestic violence and custody and how to counter them.
Stephen Macintosh managed to avoid bitterness and revenge getting in the way of a healthy divorce.
Stephen Macintosh reflects on sharing his life with his best mate.
John Westlund shares the delights and difficulties of being a single father.
The author writes about fathering through power-sharing and learning through mistakes instead of discipline and punishment.
Alan Wheatley writes about his father.
Jac Brown looks at the risks of real connection.
Note that a PDF version of the article is available below.
What obstacles do men face in their attempts to become better fathers? Michael Eburn reflects on his own experience and comes up with some ideas.
Separation and rejection or honouring our connection? Bob Pease discusses the politics of the mother/son relationship.