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.

Are You Experiencing Emotional Abuse Family Law Toronto

Are You Experiencing Emotional Abuse?

Defining emotional abuse can be tricky in that hearing strongly worded or loudly stated utterances aren’t necessarily abusive. If the utterance has a basis in fact, even if strongly worded, that too is […]

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Dealing With In-Laws Post Separation Family Law Toronto

Dealing With In-Laws Post Separation

The mere mention of in-laws may conjure up all sorts of horror stories, but the truth is many parents enjoy a close and loving relationship with their in-laws. A separation or divorce can […]

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Advice To Newly Separated Parents Family Law Toronto

Advice To Newly Separated Parents

Separating almost always comes at the end of a series of conflicts. To add, the separation is often brought about on the desire of only one parent. Given children, the biggest concerns for […]

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How To De-Escalate Conflict Post Separation Family Law Toronto

How To De-Escalate Conflict Post-Separation

When people think of conflict, they usually think it is the other person who needs to make a change. In other words, the other is most often seen as the cause of conflict […]

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Parenting Coordination – What Is It?

For whatever reason, some separated parents find themselves in frequent conflict and unable to resolve their differences. Their inability to resolve conflict may have them going back to court time and time again. […]

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