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February 2013 Archives

Single fathers could use sports to bond with daughters

One of the reasons why it is so difficult for fathers to be single parents is because it can be hard to bond with the children they see, at most, 50 percent of the time. With the shuffling back and forth between homes and the countless hours spent away from each other, it is hard enough for fathers to bond with their children, but throw on a gender difference and it may be even harder. Georgia fathers who are raising daughters with a spouse may find it difficult to relate to their daughters, so it may be even more difficult for single fathers.

Father's child custody appeal is accepted by Supreme Court

At the end of last year we brought you the difficult story of a Georgia-based father whose daughter was taken from him when a court granted the child's mother, a foreign national, custody of the daughter. Within hours of the ruling, the mother was on a plane with the daughter, flying out of the country and arriving in Scotland.

February has the highest number of divorce filings of the year

It may seem ironic that the month in which Valentine's Day is also the month in which the highest number of divorces are filed, but some people within the family law field believe that the holiday itself may be a cause for the spike in divorces. For anyone in Atlanta whose Valentine's Day confirmed that his or her marriage is all but over, this may come as no surprise.

Help following traumatic divorce

Divorce can be one of the most painful processes in a Georgia resident's life and can affect more than just the couple involved. In some cases, psychological trauma can occur in one of three types. If a person going through a divorce is suffering from flashbacks, anxiety that is causing debilitating results, the inability to cope or extreme vulnerability, it is likely that he or she has gone through a traumatic divorce.

Tying weight to marriage and divorce

Divorcing couples in Georgia may be interested to learn that recent studies carried out in the United States are finding interesting correlations between weight and a happy marriage. One study, which was performed by researchers from Southern Methodist University's psychology department, found that couples who are happily married are more likely to gain weight than couples who are unhappily married or divorced.

Former model Liberty Ross and director Rupert Sanders to divorce

One common reason for the failure of long-time marriages is infidelity. When spouses wander it can be a sign of other problems in an unraveling marriage that would otherwise be headed for divorce.

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