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.

What To Do If Your Spouse Wants A Divorce But You Don't Toronto

What To Do If Your Spouse Wants A Divorce But You Don’t

It may come out of the blue for you that your partner wants a divorce. The truth is, in circumstances like this, it is not uncommon for the partner initiating a separation to […]

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What To Do If My Ex Wants Nothing To Do With Our Child Family Law Toronto

What To Do If My Ex Wants Nothing To Do With Our Child

While this is surprising, if not shocking to some, there are parents who want nothing to do with their child. This can come about for various reasons. A parent may have a health […]

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Divorcing A Narcissist Family Law Toronto

Divorcing A Narcissist

Although the number of persons in this situation are statistically low, situations involving a narcissist are among the most challenging. A narcissist is someone who has an idiosyncratic view of the world and […]

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Raising Gender-Neutral Children Family Law Toronto

Raising Gender-Neutral Children

Why are some parents choosing to raise gender-neutral kids? From at least the beginning of the women’s movement and feminist theory, people have become more and more conscious of the imposition of gender […]

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How To Be A Good Stepparent Family Law Toronto

How To Be A Good Stepparent

Being a stepparent is not easy. Once separated or divorced, biological parents are not romantically involved and do not see themselves as a couple beyond the parenting relationship. They do however see themselves […]

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LGBTQ And Parenting Family Law Toronto

LGBTQ And Parenting

Although this can be a divisive topic, the bottom line when it comes to the kids is, there is no difference. This is not to say kids of LGBTQ parents may not face […]

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