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Separated and Still Fighting Over the Kids? You May Be Screwed.

On the money, as always

Gary Direnfeld, MSW, RSW

Screwed? It may not sound professional, but it is many parents’ reality.

You partnered with a person who you thought was nice and you learned through the relationship it wasn’t so. Along the way, you created a child together and now you are joined in parenthood forever.

In your disdain for and concern about the other, you seek to limit the child’s exposure to that other parent.  The belief is that in limiting access, the child will be less affected by the parent’s issues.  On that basis you extol the best interests of the child and set out to fight the good fight.

Here’s the rub. That child’s best interests also includes a meaningful relationship with both parents. To add, in intact families you don’t have to be a perfect parent. You don’t even have to be a good parent. You only have to be a barely adequate parent. Parents…

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  1. Wendy
    July 5, 2016 at 2:38 am

    What do you do when your ex is a sociopath? When in spite of his bad acts THREATS arrests and having 20 people (2 listed pets! It didn’t ocurr to me. He ended up stealing my cat !) request an orders of protection from him in past 15 yrs in Family, Civil and Criminal Courts but it seems to be oblivious?

    • July 5, 2016 at 2:43 am

      You get hold of everything you can by Bill Eddy. You can’t change him (ex). You can improve your skill set.

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