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.

Is My Child Addicted To Video Games Family Law Toronto

Is My Child Addicted To Video Games?

Video games are an emotional outlet for many kids. Through their video games they can develop a sense of comradery unlike any other place in their life. When a child has any level […]

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Alcohol Abuse When Is It Too Much Family Law Toronto

Alcohol Abuse – When Is It Too Much?

Many folks have a misunderstanding when it comes to alcohol and what may be a problem. Truth is, any amount of consumption that interferes with responsibility or creates conflict can be considered problematic. […]

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Special Occasions Between Separated Parents Family Law Toronto

Special Occasions Between Separated Parents

With all family members living under one roof, parents are typically available for special occasions, be they birthdays, holidays, Mother’s Day or Father’s Day. Come separation, sorting out when the kids are with […]

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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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