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.

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My Children Hate Me – Is It Over?

My children hate me. This is a distressing thought let alone a distressing outcome for parents. It is also an outcome that can come about for any number of reasons. Of those reasons, […]

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Initiating Separation Or Divorce With Due Concern For Children Family Law Toronto

Initiating Separation Or Divorce With Due Concern For Children

The loss of a relationship can feel like an utter disaster. Divorce comes with many challenging feelings for the parent, including anger, fear, grief, uncertainty and loss. Those feelings can overwhelm and inadvertently […]

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When Co-Parenting Is Impossible

Co-parenting implies some sense of cooperation between the parents for the mutual care of the children. The mutual care does not need to be equal to qualify as co-parenting, but any degree of […]

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How To Make Divorce Easier On The Children Family Law Toronto

How To Make Divorce Easier On The Children

Common to all divorces and the impact on children are the issues of disruption, the emotional availability of the parents, and parental conflict. Most of us enjoy some degree of predictability in our […]

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Warning Signs That Your Children Are Reacting To Conflict At Home

Conflict in relationships is inevitable. People living together under one roof where each must rely on the other(s) for something. Each person has different needs and preferences and, each is subject to different […]

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How And When To Leave A Partner With An Addiction

Addictions come in many forms, and many levels of severity. While most commonly thought of as an issue with drugs or alcohol where the addiction may be as much physiological as psychological, other […]

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