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Single fathers want more say in childrenís lives
Trinidad & Tobago Guardian ^ | Sep 23, 2012

Posted on 09/29/2012 6:25:50 PM PDT by WilliamIII

Rhondall Feeles, founder of the Single Fathers Association of T&T, wants to help single fathers who would like more responsibility in their children’s lives. The group, which he started a month ago, hopes to meet with the incoming Justice Minister, Christlyn Moore, to discuss court orders which place children in the primary care of their mothers. Moore is to be sworn in as minister this week.

Feeles said, “There are men who are willing to be part of their children’s lives and we are embarking on a recruitment drive for fellow supporters and single fathers.” However, he said the group was supportive of single-parent families on the whole, adding that the drive would also target single mothers going through similar distress. The organisation’s latest meeting, at the Chaguanas Sports Facility, drew “a good turnout,” Feeles said.

“There will be another meeting next week. We will hand out flyers at the Family Court and create awareness on the morning shows. We had people come from as far as Tobago,” he said. “We also support women who support men. There are men who have not seen their children in years and many of those children do not have a father figure in their lives. We have women who attended the meeting because they see the significance of having a father in their kids’ lives.”

Feeles said some of the men were emotional throughout the meeting, to the point of tears, because they were frustrated with the system. “Several of the men have not seen their children in years and even broke down in tears.

(Excerpt) Read more at guardian.co.tt ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: fatherhood; parenting; psychology; singles

1 posted on 09/29/2012 6:25:53 PM PDT by WilliamIII
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To: WilliamIII
I've searched in vain for a semi-serious news indicator. Alas, none materialized.

Here's a clue: Love the lass you wish to bear your child. Make sure to your best ability that she loves you. Then marry her.

This works ninety-nine point nine percent of the time.

2 posted on 09/29/2012 6:47:39 PM PDT by stevem
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To: WilliamIII

Rots’O’ Ruck guys.

As a Grandfather who has watched his son screwed over by the courts in favor of a slut he was married to, I can tell you when it comes to men facing women in court over children ,and getting a fair break, It AINT gonna happen.

Adultery by the woman means nothing.They don’t even take it into consideration. She runs off and is living with a man who has plenty of money a house and a new car, while the husband has to sell his house to pay her her half of the marital split, then they take you for Child support and that leaves the man living without a home and his check going to the mother who spends it on herself instead of the child.A broken heart and a broken life.


3 posted on 09/29/2012 6:50:53 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: WilliamIII

Kids do best when the dads are married to the moms. How about keeping it in your pants to start with and then your poor child won’t be put through the horrors you and the single mom have in wait for them.


4 posted on 09/29/2012 6:58:15 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: yldstrk

Kids do best when the dads are married to the moms.

Tell that to the married moms who walk out.


5 posted on 09/29/2012 7:00:56 PM PDT by WilliamIII
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To: WilliamIII

look bill, the article is about single dads and paternity actions

I think your son’s wife has a Jezebel spirit He should look at Rejoice Marriage Ministries and start standing for marriage restoration.


6 posted on 09/29/2012 7:09:47 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: WilliamIII

Dear single fathers of T&T:

Marry or stay married to their mothers.

You’re welcome.


7 posted on 09/29/2012 7:41:47 PM PDT by MollyGoose
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To: WilliamIII

Jeeze, everyone here sounds like Dr. Laura.

Don’t you all know that it’s now a free-for-all, anything goes? See, aren’t things much better...


8 posted on 09/29/2012 7:48:37 PM PDT by BobL (You can live each day only once. You can waste a few, but don't waste too many.)
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To: stevem

Actually it fails over 50% of the time so lets give the dads some support.

Your love scenario is good in theory though.


9 posted on 09/29/2012 7:59:07 PM PDT by Keith Brown (Among the other evils being unarmed brings you, it causes you to be despised Machiavelli.)
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To: yldstrk

Right....cause women never get aroused. Or plot. Or scheme. Or have mental break downs. Or cheat.

How about giving men post conception choice?


10 posted on 09/29/2012 8:00:58 PM PDT by Keith Brown (Among the other evils being unarmed brings you, it causes you to be despised Machiavelli.)
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To: MollyGoose

How stupid.

Most states are no fault divorce states.... so a cheating slattern of a wife can get a divorce no matter what the man thinks or says.


11 posted on 09/29/2012 8:02:15 PM PDT by Keith Brown (Among the other evils being unarmed brings you, it causes you to be despised Machiavelli.)
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To: Keith Brown

so a cheating slattern of a wife can get a divorce no matter what the man thinks or says.

what you said


12 posted on 09/29/2012 8:04:23 PM PDT by WilliamIII
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To: yldstrk
If I recieved written orders from God Almighty, delivered by Gabriel or Michael, that I was to marry....

I might.

But I would file a written protest.

There is no normal way in the world that I would ever go through that crap again.

/johnny

13 posted on 09/29/2012 8:07:59 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

If you have a living spouse, God would not give you orders to remarry, so don’t worry about it.


14 posted on 09/29/2012 8:18:39 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: yldstrk
If you have a living spouse

Several were still alive, last I heard.

/johnny

15 posted on 09/29/2012 8:25:26 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

lol I guess you are still married in the eyes of God to the first one (assuming it was in a church) and He won’t be “ordering” you to commit adultery by “marrying” another one


16 posted on 09/29/2012 8:29:27 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: WilliamIII

So buy her a ring, and you’ll have a lot more say in raising your by-blow.


17 posted on 09/29/2012 8:56:36 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
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To: WilliamIII; yldstrk

Its called dating, its where you vet your girlfriend to see if she is wife material. It’s not too hard, generally you determine if she has a desire to stay married (most God fearing woman have this desire) and have kids. Spend a year judging and taking notes. Don’t have sex, that clouds the vision.

Wholla, 2 years later you have a wife that you can hopefully trust. Been with mine since I was 17, told her from the word go that I was looking for a good wife not a quicky. Married 2.5 years later and going to celebrate 19 this year.

Guys are dumb and think with the wrong head. Not judging cause I know that sometimes the wrong thing happens. I also know what happens to kids born in those situations, my parents never date anyone longer than 2 weeks before they decide to get married. Can’t really count how many times they have been married cause some of them only last a couple of weeks.


18 posted on 09/29/2012 9:10:31 PM PDT by pennyfarmer (Romney is a cresent wrench when you need a hammer. Sure it might work, but do you want to chance it?)
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To: pennyfarmer
Married 2.5 years later and going to celebrate 19 this year.

You dated your wife for 2 and a half years without fooling around?

19 posted on 09/30/2012 1:25:14 AM PDT by IDontLikeToPayTaxes
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To: stevem
Here's a clue: Love the lass you wish to bear your child. Make sure to your best ability that she loves you. Then marry her. This works ninety-nine point nine percent of the time.

That advice is like the old Steve Martin joke:

"How to become a millionaire. First step, get a million dollars......"

20 posted on 09/30/2012 1:27:22 AM PDT by IDontLikeToPayTaxes
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To: JRandomFreeper

I said goodbye to all that too, many years ago. I don’t even date anymore. All my friends who are in relationships are miserable and stressed out. Humans really are quite dangerous to get too close to.


21 posted on 10/27/2012 6:09:37 PM PDT by A_perfect_lady
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