“You’re not a victim. You’re a survivor. …So go find your Friendship Family.”
For those of you who are enduring the difficulty and pain of a parental alienation syndrome situation, I want to encourage you more than I ever have — Find a new friendship family. I waited about 2 years after my divorce to really embrace this concept, and I’m kicking myself for the lost time and the loneliness I went through in that timeframe.
I said in a previous post that I joined a divorced dads group. That group has helped me build relationships not just with other men, but with their extended friends (both male and female) and even their kids. Spent Thanksgiving dinner watching the really bad Cowboys game with one of these guys and his kids and went to an event with the group yesterday and his kids are now calling me their “Uncle.” That, my friends, is good for the soul. For a man who hasn’t had…
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