Welcome! A Place for Poetry of the Personal!

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Confess your feelings of betrayal, fear, heartache or humiliation that you have experienced in your divorce or co-parenting situation.

Share a setting that you regret or a situation that may have caused anguish, misery or sorrow  for your co-parent.  Or, reveal actions that may have promoted emotional pain or unhappiness for your child.

Confessions are not limited to heartache only.  Please share heartwarming moments and happy experiences you have experienced in divorce and shared parenting too!  Perhaps, something your co-parent did or said that has enhanced your co-parenting relationship.  

Here is anopportunity to share the confessions about your divorce or co-parenting experiences. This can be something that you have told to family and friends or a private thought that has remained a secret…….until now. Focus on extreme moments of individual experiences.  

This is a place to confess what your co-parent did or said that led to your feelings of betrayal, fear or humiliation. Write about something that you enacted, a statement or a thought you expressed that caused grief for your co-parent, your child or yourself.  

We learn from others experiences and situations. Perhaps in reading these scenarios, co-parents can identify with issues they are also experiencing.   Hopefully,one can see how some actions can have long-term negative effects and cause pain for their co-parent or child!   Importantly, by reading these stories co-parents can see that they are not alone in the thoughts and feelings surrounding their divorce and co-parenting relationship.

Invitation is extended to:

  • Parents who are divorced or in the process of divorce.
  • Parents and co-parents (never married) who have children.
  • Parents who have or do not have a parenting plan in place.
  • Anyone interested in a front row seat to see the despair that divorce or co-parenting issues can have on a parent and how the actions impact the child.
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Being a Daddy

 

A heartwarming story from an adoring father. As this story shows, being a father occurs at different levels. Research is consistent in showing how fathers play a unique role in the cognitive, emotional, physical, and spiritual development of their child. 

 

I want to share something that means a lot to me this evening. It might not mean much to the parent who sees their child or children every day. Perhaps it will.
For the first time about one week ago, my son had a part of his toy ambulance stop working. The various siren sounds stopped working when any of the three buttons on top of the toy were pushed, but the lights would still flash when any of the buttons were pushed. My son, through merely observing his initial reaction, could tell there was no sound coming from his toy. He didn’t understand why there was silence present instead of sirens roaring.
Fast forward to tonight. After my son was picked up by his mother and I took care of a personal matter, I fixed his toy ambulance. It was an easy fix where even the most inept person in fixing things could have figured out the remedy. Silence be gone! Sirens be blasting!
The point is, I fixed one of my son’s toys for him tonight. I was dad helping out my boy, even though he wasn’t here to see it. I feel so much joy right now over something most may or even would deem as insignificant. It’s not to me. To me, it’s another piece of me being daddy to my boy. I love it, and my heart’s at peace and my eyelids are watery. If my son and I spent time with each other considerably more than the approximately 7.5% of the week we currently do, perhaps this wouldn’t be so poignant and sentimental to me.
The next time my son is over to spend time with me and I with him, he’ll notice the sounds blaring from his beloved toy ambulance. Whatever his initial reaction, I reminded myself tonight that no matter what any person or entity tells me verbally, through family court, etc, I’m ultimately more than a visitor to my son. He deserves equal time with both of his parents.
“To me, it’s another piece of me being daddy to my boy”.

#538 Being a Daddy

Shared by an adoring father, Jason Gearhart, fighting for equal shared parenting for all parents and children. Permission granted 9/25/2018 approx. 10: 09 p.m.

Father’s Day Artwork

 

A proud father shares artwork from their adoring child received on Father’s Day. The multiple hearts, medals and stars indicate a strong father-child bond. A heartwarming keepsake.   Babies love their daddy’s!  

See also post #453, 

 

#452, Father’s Day Artwork  

Shared by a proud father on a father’s rights group.  (Permission granted, 6/19/17, 7:02 p.m.)

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Father’s Day Message

 

A father shares the loving message appearing on the inside of a Father’s Day card. A letter of love that any father would love to receive. This is definitely, something to treasure.  Absolutely adorable!  (Continued from Confession #452: Artwork on the front of the card appears in a previous post,#452, Father’s Day Artwork.)

 

 

#453, Father’s Day Message

Shared by a proud father on a father’s rights group.  (Permission granted, 6/19/17, 7:02 p.m.)

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Check Out All Categories

 

Confessions available in the following categories:

A CHILD’S VIEW

ADULT CHILD OF DIVORCE (ACOD)

ADVICE: PARENT TO PARENT

CELEBS AND PARENTAL DIVORCE

FAMILY COURT

FOR GRANDPARENTS

HAPPY ENDINGS

HOLIDAYS

IMPACT ON CHILD

NARCISSISTIC TENDENCIES

PARENTAL HEARTACHE

PSYCHOLOGICAL ABUSE: CHILD

REALITY OF DIVORCE

THIS IS SHARED PARENTING

TRUE CONFESSIONS

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Happy On the Outside

Sometimes, someone may feel really down and sad and say they are fine. They may appear perfectly happy and content on the outside and act differently in front of everyone. This artist shares their innermost thoughts.  Every experience is different.  And, the way we feel one moment may not be the way we think in the next moment.  Things change. Please know people are available to help you.  Help is available 24-7. Please reach out to someone!

#571, Happy On the Outside

Suicide Rate

Suicide among parents of divorce is an important issue to address in all countries: “Every week 21 Australian fathers commit suicide as a result of child access issues, child support financial pressures, and unfair family court rulings following separation.  We need your help to change this.” Australian Brotherhood of Fathers http://www.theabf.com.au

#572, Suicide Rate

Australian Brotherhood of Fathers http://www.theabf.com.au