Your imperfections won't keep you from being a great father

We all have flaws and we all do things that we are not especially proud of; this is simply part of being human. And it is all too easy to make mistakes that can damage a relationship. When a couple divorces, it is quite likely that both parties had a hand in creating the unresolvable conflict.

Perhaps you are a father who understands that you made some mistakes that contributed to the dissolution of your marriage. If so, you may also be harboring a certain amount of guilt. But while it was impossible to undo the damage done in the past, you can take the life lessons you've learned to help steer your child in a better direction.

For example, maybe you have spent too much of your time at the race track or at the poker table and your gambling habits played a role in your marital problems. Instead of trying to hide the issue, you could tell your child how it has affected your life. You can teach your child about the consequences of your actions and give advice on how to avoid making the same mistakes.

Confiding in your child could help establish a level of intimacy and trust that exceeds anything you expected.

But while your child may be willing to understand you or even forgive you for past transgressions, your soon-to-be ex-spouse may not be so generous. It is not unusual for an angry spouse to use a father's past indiscretions as a means of exacting revenge. And one way of doing this is by trying to limit the father's visitation rights.

But having a flaw or two does not mean you are an unfit father. In fact, your life experience can help make you a terrific parent. Attorney Amy L. Beauchaine understands the challenges that fathers face when seeking fair visitation rights and she is prepared to act as your personal representative. You can learn more about her services on this website.

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