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Email of the Day: Despite A Divorce, I Learned How To Be A Good Father

By Dr. Laura on June, 15 2022
Email of the Day: Despite A Divorce, I Learned How To Be A Good Father

Years ago, I went through a divorce. I thought I would find another bride and move on with my life. I had three young children and, at the time, didn’t realize I shouldn’t do that.

 

After listening to your program and hearing you tell a woman that she shouldn’t get remarried because it was her responsibility to take care of her daughter until she was 18 years old, I was taken aback. How can you expect us to give up our lives just because our kids are young? I was 46 years old and all my kids were under the age of nine. That would mean I couldn’t remarry until I was almost 60 years old!

 

I ended up taking your advice and gave my kids ME, free of a stepmother and step-siblings and I came to find out that you were right. While I have an active social life, I do it on my time. I don’t have women sleeping over in front of my kids. I set an example for them to understand that “shacking up” is not acceptable. I see the issues that step-families have, and I’m glad I made the right decision to not go that way. Thank you for changing my life and my children’s lives that night.

 

Floyd

Despite A Divorce, I Learned How To Be A Good Father

 

 

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