Why do fathers abandon their children
I don't have any personal experience with this unless you include my nephew's dad. But my thoughts are because:
1. They are scared.
2. They are selfish.
3. They do not get along with the mother. (I believe this is one of the reasons my nephew's dad was not really in his life because my sister didn't want him to be, even though they lived in the same very SMALL town. :( )
4. They somehow believe their children are better off without them.
Can you think of other reasons?
Not getting along with the mother is a cop out and is not fair to the child. As a child of divorce, I know that it is possible to put aside ANY differences (and my parent's divorce reason was a doozy) and be civil to each other. I have told many friends both male and female that if you keep your child from the other parent it is not abandonment because it is not their choice to be gone.
They dont want the responsibility or the life change.
Being a dad is not what they thougth it was going to be like....
They are dumb
My mother abandon my brother and I when we were very young and my father raised us.
Fathers want nothing to do with the drama from the baby's momma or baby's momma's family & friends.
Father's significant other/spouse doesn't welcome his child(ren) into their home or into their lives.
Fath er thinks he is too busy and can't fit child(ren) into his life.
Father wants to have a new life or brand new start without any triggers or memories of old life.
Father thinks he can evade paying child support.
Father thinks life is too complicated and child(ren) complicate things further.