Dad dating again
In addition to Hope 4 Hurting Kids, Wayne previously started I Am A Child of Divorce and Divorce Ministry 4 Kids to help kids who are dealing with the disruption of their parents' relationship. Wayne speaks frequently at conferences and churches on issues related to helping kids learn to deal with difficult emotions and life in modern families.
Wayne lives with his wife, three youngest kids, three dogs and an insane collection of his kids' other pets outside of Columbus, Ohio.
Nevertheless, in the months after my wife's death, a grieving widower was exactly what I was, all the while trying to keep things together to be a good father.
Dealing with the loss of a spouse is bad enough, but seeing your children suffer – waking from nightmares about their mum, crying uncontrollably without warning, getting upset at school at the slightest trigger – is even worse.
People say that the death of a loved one, loss of a job and moving house are three of the most stressful situations – and we had to endure all three at the same time.
Online dating was about as stigmatised as putting an ad in the lonely hearts column of the local paper, but from conversations with friends, it was clear that this was the way to go now.
And so I launched myself tentatively into the online dating scene, a brave new world to me.
I'm 39, and like many younger bereaved people, I've had to get used to a word I never thought would apply to me: widower.
I discovered quite quickly that I hated the word, as it emphasised what I've lost.
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There are so many dating sites out there and it became obvious that there is something for all objectives.