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.

Lockdown Kid

Another Lockdown: How Co-Parents Can Handle Uncertainty

Trust can be fragile. It can be further hampered by change and uncertainty. Parental separation and divorce as well as changing pandemic restrictions and another lockdown can add to that uncertainty. However, such […]

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New Year, New Parenting

New Year, New Parenting. Three Resolutions for a Challenging Co-Parent

With this year ending, many people’s mind goes to New Year resolutions. Of those, perhaps the most common are about managing money and losing weight. However, have you considered making some changes to […]

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Splitting? Keep Your Cool

Splitting? How to Keep Your Cool….

Your ending, splitting, is a beginning and can set the tone for years to come. It’s not uncommon for there to be resentment, anger and hurt feelings at the dismantling of a relationship. […]

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Borders Opening: Co-parents and Holiday Travel

Travel is often a bone of contention for separated parents. Who can go where and when and with the kids at what age? To add, during the pandemic, travel bans separated many children […]

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Better after divorce

Pick Yourself Up After a Divorce: Getting Back to Living Your Best Life

Few ever feel good during a divorce or separation. At best, it is draining. At worst, it sucks the life out of you. It is one of those things that one goes through […]

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