Absent Fathers by J. Bradshaw

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By J. Bradshaw

A lot has been written and debated on lone moms. even if little has been mentioned approximately non-resident fathers. Absent Fathers is a part of a turning out to be literature on males and masculinities and takes this debate additional. Drawn from the best social coverage devices within the united kingdom and effects from the present ESRC Programme on inhabitants and loved ones swap, it is going to supply a textual content for undergraduates in social coverage and will even be vital for pros all for relations breakdown and baby aid.

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Characteristics of non-resident fathers 43 A similar fate awaited a father who suffered from manic depression. His wife left him two years after he had been diagnosed manicdepressive. In the early stages of his illness, he had been unable to accept his diagnosis and refused to take medication. Before starting his medication he was compulsorily admitted to psychiatric hospital eight times. His wife left him because she could not cope with the madness that surrounded him, and it was many years before he was able to see his children again.

Effects of working long hours on relationships All of the sample, talking retrospectively with the experience of hindsight, were aware of how much their absence at work, the long hours they had put in, had contributed to the deterioration of their relationship with their ex-partner. They had felt this conflict between work and home and five of the fathers felt that their commitment to their jobs had been a major factor in their problems with their ex-wives. They could see, looking back, where they had gone wrong in leaving their partners alone, neglecting them in subtle ways, but had felt at the time that they were under pressure to provide, and there was no alternative choice.

Also, between these points in time many of these men may have passed through other relationships, a few of which involved the birth of a child who was now absent from the father’s home. 1 Relationship status at the time of the interview compared with relationship status to the mother of the youngest non-resident child Length of time as a non-resident father Because of these complexities it is somewhat difficult to calculate the length of time that fathers had been living apart from their children.

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