Comfort, healing from shared pain

Support for divorced dads

Many find it difficult to cope after a traumatic experience. They suffer in silence alone. But there is help out there in community. The Sunday Times profiles new support groups - one for victims of sexual assault and two groups for divorced dads.

Alan felt so lost and helpless when his wife of 10 years wanted a divorce. They had been slowly drifting apart but the last straw was when he suspected her of cheating on him.

Naturally, she denied having an affair. Alan (not his real name), a 42-year-old businessman, said: "By then, the hurt was too deep and we had too many misgivings."

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on May 27, 2018, with the headline 'Support for divorced dads Comfort, healing from shared pain'. Print Edition | Subscribe