May 13, 2011
Divorced dads: What to do when your child doesn’t want to see you
Divorce can impact a parent-child relationship in profound ways, especially for the non-custodial parent. Author and therapist Sam J. Buser has written a book specifically answering questions from divorced fathers.This commonly asked question is excerpted from “The Guys-Only Guide to Getting Over Divorce and on with Life, Sex, and Relationships” by Sam J. Buser and Glenn F. Sternes.
Q: How do I handle it if my kids don’t want to spend time with me?
A: It is very painful when you are looking forward to spending time with your kids, and they seem disinterested. Often fathers in this situation blame the problem on mothers’ influence. It is common, though, for kids themselves to object to visitation.