2 thoughts on “A Half-Century of Single Parenting: What’s Changed?

  • May 12, 2018 at 11:54 am

    Our biggest concern when my now ex-wife and I split up was the impact on our son. In fact the hardest thing I have ever done in my life was when we told him we were splitting. However he has totally thrived (he was doing fine while we were married too) since our separation and divorce (2 years ago). My ex and I split custody of him 50/50 (we live about 15 minutes apart). My relationship with him is actually much closer and better than it was when I was married. I think a major part of the success was my wife and I were “adults” about the divorce and ensured we came up with solutions that would benefit our son and both of us as well. We still do things as a family even though we live apart and we work together to ensure his success and we never undermine the other with him. It is nice to see some statistics that we might be less of an exception than I thought.


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