I’m a divorced father of three traveling through the world and trying to make sense of the circumstances.  As the primary parent with significant time with my kids I find myself facing the issues of a divorced mom more often than not but without the standard support systems available to women.  It’s kind of frowned upon for a guy to show up at a MOPS meeting, to post on single mom forums, or any other such thing.  Society has taught us to be suspicious of those characters.  After all I just read the other day how single mom’s need to be vigliant of pedophiles when dating because that’s the most common type of man that wants to date a single mom… Really?  So you can see the type of stigma that is out there for those of us in the “divorced dad as primary caregiver but trying to move on with my life” category.

I just want to meet a good woman (most likely a divorced mom as she can relate to my situation and my family’s lifestyle the best), guide my kids into adulthood and live my life the best way I know how.  Yet as a man I need to do that without a lot of support that women take for granted.  And I have biases I have to combat along the way like the one I mentioned above.  For this reason and many others I’ve chosen to share my trials and tribulations with the hopes that some other poor schlep can learn something from my experience.

Update: I found that good woman and the blog continues to reflect our adventures as we move forward with blending and all the unique things we learn and can share in the hopes that others can benefit.

  1. Thanks very much for visiting my blog, and for signing on to follow the adventures (and recipes!) of The Midlife Second Wife. I appreciate your readership, and wish you all the best—in life and in blogging!


  2. pendantry says:

    Hi 🙂

    I hope you don’t mind me reaching out in a comment — I couldn’t find a way to contact you privately (you can always delete this comment…)

    I noticed that your Gravatar doesn’t link to your blog. This makes it more difficult for others to find you. Please take a look at my blog post linked below, which explains the easy steps you can take to fix this 🙂


    Happy blogging!

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