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

Are Family Members Cropable?

 

Children want and need to have a relationship with BOTH parents. In this ‘artwork’ one parent is nondescript and separate from other family members. From the standpoint of the child, each family member is important.  No one is ‘crop-able’. Supporting the parent-child relationship with each parent is important to the child.

# 478, Are Family Members Cropable?

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Officially Divorced

A scribe in the center indicates this is a different time period.  Is this father holding the papers making the separation legal? Or, why are his children being separated from him?  Closed eyes and hand on his heart show the separation may not be his idea.  One child is looking to their father.  Children being separated from a parent is a devastating event regardless of the time period.

#561, Officially Divorced

My Family Christmas Letter

 

One father shares the heartache in what appears to be an unexpected divorce. The story behind this submission is their son received a full ride sports scholarship to college prior to the separation.  Somehow, this teen became involved in activities and lost his way.  Now, graduating high school is a goal to achieve.  Could something have been done differently to keep this son on track to maintain the scholarship for his sport achievement?

Regrets Christmas letter

#1433, My Family Christmas Letter

Holidays

Never Give Up

 

This parent declares determination in seeing his son. Even though events are observed on the side lines. Father attends all school games.  Even though there is no verbal contact between parent and child. This father refuses to give up.

#537, Never Give Up

 

 

Shameful!

 

This is shameful! One parent offers to cease child support payments for full custody of their child. This speaks to the need for family court reform with child support.   “Child support is intended to support the child-not break the parent emotionally and financially.” Ruth A. S. Nichols

 

#534, Shameful!

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