Monthly Archives: January 2012

Dads: Can You Help Other Dads?

This is an open invitation to men who have been through the trauma of divorce and/or Children’s Act Proceedings to get involved with the work of OnlyDads. We set up our local dad’s group a few months ago now, and without … Continue reading

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Dad Needs a Second Chance

OnlyDads gets frequent emails and telephone calls from dads who have messed up big time and want to turn the corner. The truth is – it’s an area where we have a big heart but totally limited resources to offer … Continue reading

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Men Asking For Help and Support

5 years of running OnlyDads has brought me into contact with many Dads who are struggling. Usually this involves their relationship with their children. At least this is often the presenting symptom. However, it does not take long to discover … Continue reading

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Life after death – thoughts for a widowed mother left with two young children

When a husband (or partner) and father dies unexpectedly the loss can be profound.  The world as we knew it has ended without warning and everything about our lives is suddenly plunged into chaos. Amongst this, family relationships are thrown … Continue reading

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Tied to Your Mother’s Apron Strings

It does cross my mind that responding to Daily Mail articles is rarely wise; often the inflammatory journalism warrants nothing more than a shrug and a bin. But when this  crossed my time-line this morning I did feel the need to … Continue reading

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Gingerbread: advice and support for single parent families

Running OnlyDads brings us into contact with many individuals and charities supporting single parents. Gingerbread is an organisation that is really working hard at the moment to reach out and support single parents across the UK. I will let them explain … Continue reading

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Home-Start: An Introduction to a Fabulous Charity

One of the many replies and offers of help and support we got to our emergency post the other day came from the very lovely Wendy. Wendy agreed to offer us some more information on the charity she is involved with, … Continue reading

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Bringing up a Baby on Your Own

OnlyDads was contacted yesterday by a man who asked us for a complete “check-list” of what it takes to raise a baby on his own. The exact situation is this. Baby is due to be born next month. Mum and … Continue reading

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Why Men Don’t Ask For Help

Running OnlyDads for five years or so has led me to conclude that some men find it almost impossible to ask for help and advice. The situation we faced earlier this week gave us a shocking example of how a man … Continue reading

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At The End Of Your Tether

Sometimes at the OnlyDads office we hear from men who are clearly at breaking point. Can I share the latest such case? no names mentioned and one or two slight details have been changed. The vast bulk of this post … Continue reading

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