Articles by Gary Direnfeld | Guest Author

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.

Seasonal Affective Disorder Post-Divorce

It’s that time of year again. Stores have gone into full “holiday mode” and people are starting to deck the halls with boughs of holly. But while a million renditions of “It’s the […]

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Haunted House: Cohabiting with your Ex

Walking through a Haunted House on Halloween night is one thing. Living in one is a different story. Unfortunately, cohabiting with an Ex may be the reality of many newly separated couples. Given […]

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Co-Parenting & Coming Out: Supporting Your LGBTQ+ Child

When it comes to a child coming out as LGBTQ+, there remains many stereotypes and divergent views. This can make the process of coming out even harder. Therefore, how can you as a […]

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Grandparents’ Day: Grandparents as Primary Caregivers

September 11 is Grandparents’ Day, a special day to recognize grandparents and celebrate their unconditional love. But not all grandparent relationships are the same. In fact, it is sometimes the case that, rather […]

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Celebrating your Child’s Milestones with your Co-Parent

Milestones are an important part of any child’s life. Whether it be a birthday, the first day of school, or a graduation, these are critical moments in their life which deserve to be […]

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