Articles by Gary Direnfeld

Gary Direnfeld

Gary Direnfeld, MSW, RSW is a Canadian Social Worker in private practice. He is recognized from his 65 episodes of the hit show Newlywed/Nearly Dead, to over 500 columns as the parenting expert of a major metropolitan newspaper, to more than 350 media appearances, to his book, Marriage Rescue: Overcoming ten deadly sins in failing relationships. Courts in Ontario, Canada, consider him an expert in social work, marital and family therapy, child development, parent-child relations and custody and access matters.

Warning signs that a child is affected by divorce family law Toronto

Warning Signs That A Child Is Affected By Divorce

Certainly every parents worries about this, but how do you know? After all, it’s rare the child will identify the source of their distress all on their own and comment upon it specifically. […]

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What To Do When Extended Family Gets Involved In A Parenting Dispute Family Law Toronto

What To Do When Extended Family Gets Involved In A Parenting Dispute With My Ex

Relationships between former intimate partners extend beyond themselves. Those relationships often include one’s parents, aunts, uncles and cousins. There may have been multiple connections with family on either side for either parent. Those […]

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I Think My Ex Is Turning My Teenager Against Me Family Law Toronto

I Think My Ex Is Turning My Teenager Against Me – What Do I Do?

This is actually more common than people realize. Teens can be quite influenced by matters between the parents for various reasons. In some situations, a teen may side with a parent on moral […]

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The One Thing Every Divorcing Parent Needs To Do For Their Child Family Law Toronto

The One Thing Every Divorcing Parent Needs To Do For Their Child

Not uncommonly, some separated parents focus on the shortcomings of the other parent. They worry about the kids when in the other parent’s care. With the focus on the other parent though, some […]

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Does Adultery Affect Children Family Law Toronto

Does Adultery Affect Children?

Most kids have some sort of moral compass. Furthermore, depending on age, kids will have a different understanding of what adultery means. Further still, kids realize they are a product of both parents, […]

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