As I sat in my living room, staring blankly at the wall, the weight of my new reality hit me like a ton of bricks. My name is Fritz, and I am a middle-aged single dad of a teenage daughter. My world had been turned upside down after a 12-year marriage came to an end. The feelings of isolation, uncertainty, and fear consumed me. I felt lost and alone like I had no one to turn to. I wasn’t sure if I could make it as a single dad, and the internet at the time had very few resources for people in my situation.
As I grappled with the new reality of being a single dad, I realized I was not alone. I met other single dads who were also lost, confused, and uncertain about their ability to provide for their children. And that’s when my passion project, SingleDadhood.com, was born. I wanted to create a space for single dads like myself, where we could find answers to our questions, and not feel like we were going through this alone.
It was not an easy journey, my daughter and I had to navigate the uncertainty of our future together. Questions swirled in my head, How do I make this work alone? Can I afford it? Where will I live? Where will my daughter live? The weight of responsibility was heavy and it took a while to adjust. But through it all, I knew that I needed to be strong, for my daughter and for myself.
SingleDadhood.com is my way of giving back to the community of single dads like myself, who are just trying to figure it out. I hope this platform can be a source of support, understanding, and help for those who are going through this journey. Because when you’re a single dad, you’re not just responsible for yourself, you’re responsible for another human being, and that’s a huge responsibility.
Being a single dad is not easy, but it’s a journey worth taking. And I hope that my website can be a beacon of hope for single dads out there that they don’t have to go through it alone.