Father's Day Miscellany For Those Of Us With Deadbeat Dads

I used to work at a popular women's magazine where I once pitched a guide to brides with dads who weren't dead but weren't around — I'd never seen anything like that before, and I figured there had to be a lot of women (myself among them) who were confused about the etiquette. Do you ask some 50-something dude you've… » 6/15/13 4:30pm 6/15/13 4:30pm

Unmarried Fathers Abandon Families to Spare Their Own Delicate Feelings

Tale as old as time: boy meets girl, girl likes boy, boy and girl fall in love (or like). And then some less-wedding toast worthy stuff happens — midnight sexting that possibly culminates in digital dick pics, some frottage, and sex having. For more highly educated, economically advantaged couples, this dick… » 7/23/12 11:50am 7/23/12 11:50am

Why Aren't We Talking More About Deadbeat Dads?

Apparently, it's awful to be a single mother in America. They're are more likely to have lower levels of education, lower income, and if they're uneducated they're much less likely to get married than their more educated counterparts, which shuts them out of the added income a husband can provide for a family. To make… » 7/16/12 11:35am 7/16/12 11:35am

"Is Being A Deadbeat Dad An Automatic Dealbreaker?"

It's time for another installment of Pot Psychology, the advice column in which everyone's problems are solved with an "herbal" remedy. (Remember, kids: Don't do drugs!) In this episode, my friend till the end, Rich, helps me dole out advice on stuff like pubic hair, threesomes, and boners. Got a burning question?… » 5/16/08 4:20pm 5/16/08 4:20pm

Deadbeat Dad Shows Up Stoned In Judge Judy's Court

As far as pet peeves go for Judge Judy, irresponsible parents are right up there with "um" as an answer. Yesterday's episode featured a man was being sued by his ex-girlfriend for the money she spent on his DUI fines and looking after his children, whom child protective services had taken away from their mom. (The… » 5/09/08 11:00am 5/09/08 11:00am