The collapse of a marriage (even a lousy one) leaves most people feeling depressed, angry, vengeful, or betrayed, and prone to all kinds of out-of-character behavior.But no matter how bad couples feel, it's important for them to take the high road.

He sees them at least three times a week, usually more, and is a totally involved father.

But as much as Jack and I would like to see our divorce as past tense, it's a permanent state to my kids.

Single fathers are often demonized as deadbeat dads or heralded for their involvement in their children’s lives.

Whatever the perception, the majority of single mothers and single fathers want to date, find loving happiness with a great partner and build a solid companionship that makes them and their children happiest.

Young dads in particular are committed to staying involved in their children's lives, says therapist M.

Gary Neuman, creator of the Sandcastles divorce therapy program used in many courts and author of Helping Your Kids Cope With Divorce the Sandcastles Way.

Even if it takes you years to let go of the past and deal more maturely with each other, your kids will still benefit.

In the last 30 years or so, we’ve seen a dramatic shift in how society views single, unmarried parents.

But in todays world of divorce, broken homes, unsafe sex and alcohol abuse, teenagers face issues that show themselves in different ways to different individuals.

Here is a look into problems and issues that teenagers deal with as they learn about life, choices and the power of their own voice and beliefs.

Today, for example, in 28 states, divorcing parents must by law attend classes that explain how children are wounded by high-conflict divorces and that teach the importance of cooperative parenting.