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.

Adjusting to Divorce: Children’s Movies for an Easy Transition

Processing the feelings and concerns related to divorce is much for any adult to handle, so what about kids? They are likely to have friends and relatives with the experience… It is not […]

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Holiday Survival for Co-Parents: Pandemic and Cop

Oh Pandemic, What Challenges Have You in Store This Holiday Season for Separated Parents and Their Children? Covid-19 fatigue isn’t even the half of it. There are those who may be without work […]

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COVID Halloween? Easy Tips and Tricks for Co-Parents

Trick or treat? Sounds like a description of some co-parental relationships. This COVID-19 thing is difficult enough to navigate when parents get along. When separated, each may hold more strongly to their views […]

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Divorce Getting Under Your Skin? Mental Health Tips for Adults

Next to a death, divorce is one of the most stressful life events a person may experience.  Divorce can take it’s toll on mental health. Regardless of whether or not the decision was […]

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Divorced and Broke: Money and Children

It’s common that when going through a divorce, money is tight. When children are involved, there is the added concern of wanting to keep their lives as normal as possible. Normal translates to […]

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Educators and Children of Divorce

Education workers may be the most significant eyes on kids, outside of their parents. Their “eyes on kids” begins when the kids either get on the school bus or enter the school. For […]

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