Father's Day, like Christmas, birthdays and other special occasions, can be a particularly difficult time of year for parents that are unable to see their children. For many fathers, the gifts and advertising campaigns focussed on Fathers Day will be a painful reminder of their own situation. It can be an incredibly lonely time, and it can be difficult for friends and family to understand what you are going through.
You are not alone.
Last year, four FNF members gave us their thoughts about Father’s Day, and moving accounts of their experiences as separated parents.
This year, two of these fathers have given us a further update about their lives. Their situations are quite different, but both are united in the lengths they have gone to ensure their children are able to maintain a meaningful relationship with them. Both, sadly, also highlight the numerous challenges and hurdles that still face parents who do not live with their children.
Click on the links below for updates from FNF Dads Jason and David.
Many reading this will be able to recognise similarities to their own situations. There are no guarantees when it comes to families, and though some are able to rebuild their relationship with their children, others are less fortunate. All of these situations are different; what unites them though is that all of the Dads featured here have experienced the pain of being separated from their children. If you are in a similar situation this Fathers Day, we are sure that their stories will resonate with you.
Click on the links below to read our Father’s Day Reflections from last year.
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