Why do fathers disappear after divorce?
The pain of being repeatedly reminded of both their failure and what they have lost drives them away. They push away from the pain and anger caused by a situation they cannot control and in the process abandon the children they love. They become “ghost dads.”
Can you be a good dad after divorce?
By being thoughtful about his own needs and careful about what he says with his ex-spouse, a father can find a sense of strength. Adding stability in discipline and novelty in play will also help a divorced dad be a good dad and guide their children through the difficulties of watching their family be redefined.