What a Divorced Dad Experienced but Few People Saw

Dear Divorced Dads,

In January 2015, as the NFC championship game played, I made a decision that altered the fate of my children and I, divorce. Before you jump to conclusions about my decision, know that it was two years of fighting with myself to do what I thought was right, stay in a loveless marriage for the sake of my children. In the end, on that fateful Sunday, I walked out of the home I bought eight years back and never looked back.

Immediately following removal from the house around 11:00 am, I drove to a bar/pizza bar and drank myself into a drunken stupor until it closed at 1:30 am. While there, I called my sister, brother and uncle to tell them what I did. All of them were shocked and disbelief, and hearing that I wasn’t myself, my sister drove down to join me at the bar.

I wasn’t hasty in my decision to leave my children by divorcing their mother but no mental health professional could not have prepared me for depression that rushed me like a linebacker in full pursuit of the quarterback.

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Never Give Up – Adversity is a Requirement on the Path to Your Destiny

Never give up - adversity is a requirement on your destined path; never,never, never give upWhy give up when so much life is to be lived? To give up on any pursuit – monetary, relational, family, career, business, faith – is a path many take. Are you like the many? Are you born to a name set up for failure? Three words to remember when you cannot fight anymore, never give up. Continue reading Never Give Up – Adversity is a Requirement on the Path to Your Destiny

Does Love at First Sight Exist – From a Man’s Perspective

Does Love at First Sight Exist - From a Man's Perspective
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Does love at first sight exist? This is the question for those who search for an answer, and those who seek an answer when love at first sight happens to them.

I was a skeptic of love, let alone the notion of love at first sight. Really, love at first sight? Who believes in that malarkey?
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Parenting 101: Lessons Learned as a Parent of Twins

I am a parent, a father to twins, a boy and girl. It is a blessing upon blessings to receive love from two little people who carry part of me in them. When I am with them, I stare at them and daydream. Time stands still as their laughter fills my ears. Continue reading Parenting 101: Lessons Learned as a Parent of Twins

Donald Trump for President: Immigration Annoyance, His Latest Business Venture

Donald Trump for president, immigration reform his next business venture
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In response to recent events about republican candidate Donald Trump for president and his illegal alien comments, I feel moved to chime in on the hoopla he created. Continue reading Donald Trump for President: Immigration Annoyance, His Latest Business Venture

Staying Married for the Kids: Why I Decided to Leave

Staying married for the kids: why I decided to leave
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Staying married for the kids, that is what 1/3 of couples do. Isn’t that sad? Sure, although a sampling, a pretty daunting statistic nonetheless. I was that statistic, thinking me absent of my babies would turn them into children addicted to drugs, lost in societal ways and outright terrible kids. It’s remains to be seen how my kids will turn out

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