I reached out recently to a fellow father I met through the NYC Dads Group to see if he and his kid wanted to hang out with us at a local playground. The reply I received knocked me on my ass.
He told me he hadmoved out of NYC and that his wife and he were now separated.
The reason I decided to participate in the NYC Dads Group was to feel like I wasn’t alone and, all of the sudden, I now felt like I let a fellow father down.
If only I had reached out more. If only I had felt comfortable in my own skin as a new father, and as a stay-at-home just like my fellow brother, maybe ... just maybe ... he would have been able to work things out with his wife.