Single Father Life: Abandonment Analysis

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According to Black (2010), not receiving the necessary psychological or physical protection equals abandonment and living with repeated abandonment experiences creates toxic shame. Shame ascends from the throbbing message of the abandonment: "You are not important. You are not of value." This is the kind of pain wherein people need to heal. Abandonment reveals such flawed thinking, false beliefs and reminds them of the damaged behaviour of the person or people who hurt them. It will definitely strike them, not just mentally but in the heart where the real pain can still be felt after a period of time. Such emotional pain needs to be understood and accepted in order to cope up and heal.
Merriam-Webster’s online dictionary (2013) stated that
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Livingston (2013) notes that a record 8% of households with minor children are headed by a single father in the United States, up from just over 1% in 1960, according to a Pew Research Center Analysis of Decennial Census and American Community Survey data. Also it is said in the article that the number of single father households has increased about ninefold since 1960, from less than 300,000 to more than 2.6 million in 2011.
Kitchener (2014) also mentions that William Fabricius, Professor of Psychology at Arizona State University and chair of Arizona’s committee on child custody statutes, says that most men want to share parenting time equally, but assume courts have a strong maternal bias.
The article continued with a quote from Fabricus saying that “Because dads think that the courts will favour mom which made them settle for less parenting time, seeing other dads who spend time with their kids every other weekend that takes it as it is. They don’t ask for more parenting time because they don’t think it’s the
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The article adds that male infertility is diagnosed after both partners are tested and the problem is found in the male.
Meanwhile according to, Sterility and impotence are both problems that can complicate a man’s sexual health and ability to have children, but in different ways (Watson, 2015). The article continues stating that “impotence”, otherwise known as erectile dysfunction (ED), means you have a struggle getting or maintaining an erection and that this can make it difficult or impossible to have sex, meanwhile sterility, or infertility, refers to the complications of producing or releasing sperm.

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