Why Dads Leave
By the time the child is 1, half these couples have split up, and many of the rest will part ways soon after. The father redefines his role.
Fathers Who Leave | Psychology Today
This is a role he has a shot at fulfilling, but it destroys parental responsibility. The rest are abandoned. The good news, especially from the Edin-Nelson research, is that the so-called deadbeat dads want to succeed as fathers. They need help finding the practical bridges to help them get where they want to go.
People are rising up to provide that help.
In Chicago the poet Harold Green has been championing fatherhood. It would be great if society could rally around the six or seven key bridges on the path to fatherhood. For example, find someone you love before you have intercourse. Why Dad's Leave is, in my opinion, essential reading for therapists and professionals working with perinatal clients.
It gives insight into a new father's perspectives, giving words to what too often remains out of awareness and therefore unspoken between a couple. Whatever remains unspoken can erode the foundations of a family.
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With more understanding of the issues that may lead them to, we can reduce this statistic and create families that meet each member's needs for support, understanding and connection. Highly recommended. Elly Taylor, Becoming Us. Apr 14, Louise rated it it was amazing.
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Incredibly insightful book! Reading this was like having a looking glass into the inner workings of my husband and the subsequent effect on myself and our marriage since our daughter was born. The occurrence of the syndrome of Male Postpartum Attachment Disorder MPAD was defined and described clearly and then backed up with great amounts of research and complementary material.
The circumstances of how it occurs were also defined in great detail. Honestly - reading the book was like having the l Incredibly insightful book!
Dad Left Alone With The Baby
Honestly - reading the book was like having the light switch turned on. The book illuminated the reasons and I knew with a deep inner resonance that "this" was what was happening for us - MPAD. I feel great appreciation for the work of Meryn Callander and John Travis in dedicating so much time to collating this substantial body of work for the benefit of families.
Mar 27, Kristi Cowles rated it it was amazing.
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Meryn Callander's ability, willingness, and courage to unravel what our society has been in denial of for centuries is uncanny. She has shown many well-documented reasons why "Dads" end up "running away" mentally, emotionally, even physically when their baby enters the picture.
We can only wonder why this sad phenomenon has not previously been recognized. This book urges us to have a deeper look, not only at men when they become Dads, but also at men's life journeys, and what is often missing ev Meryn Callander's ability, willingness, and courage to unravel what our society has been in denial of for centuries is uncanny. This book urges us to have a deeper look, not only at men when they become Dads, but also at men's life journeys, and what is often missing even before they become dads. I hope that because of this astounding work, many many other readers' curiosity and interest in this subject will come alive so that culturally, we begin to help heal what has been lurking beneath our awareness for far too long.
For some odd reason, my own father stayed fully present. He was clearly an exception to the rule. I feel blessed. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
The Crisis of the Disappearing Dad: The Hidden Reasons Men Leave Their Families
About Meryn G. Meryn G. Meryn Callander was born in Portland, Australia, in Callander and Travis begin a dialogue and offer unique insights that must be heard. We have swept this one under the carpet too long. In fact, were it heeded, it could change our species itself—and definitely for the better. I am one of those written about, so I know what my journey has cost me, as well as given to me, and what it has cost the family I left.