Diane C Dierks, LMFT

In my conversations with many single parents, I often sense a feeling of hopelessness about their ongoing struggles. Simply maintaining what we have can be a challenge that doesn’t seem to leave much room for personal growth. more

Sep 28, 2017 9:53 AM

Most single parents struggle with how to juggle vacation schedules with the ex, arrange daycare for their elementary-age kids, or keep their teenagers busy and out of trouble. Very few are planning their next solo exotic getaway. more

Jun 28, 2017 10:15 AM

Divorce often creates a financial imbalance between parents. If one parent remarries and the other doesn’t, there may be a difference in lifestyles between the two homes, which can create a sense of competition between parents. more

Dec 30, 2016 10:52 AM

After a painful breakup, there is often nothing left but raw emotions. Unfortunately, we react to these emotions, exaggerate reality and appease our anger. That might feel good, but it’s definitely not a healthy reaction to share with your children. more

Nov 29, 2016 1:15 PM

Not only is the “parenting” part of being a single parent a tough job, but when you add the financial responsibility to the mix, we find that raising kids in our world takes more than most single parents can earn. more

Apr 29, 2016 12:03 PM

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