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Hi, I’m Scott. Welcome to the “Playbook.”
I’m in my late 40’s and have been divorced for 8 years. I have two sons — Jack and Luke — who mean the world to me. I’ve dedicated a huge part of my life to being the best dad possible for the boys. It hasn’t always been easy, which is part of the reason I developed the Playbook; to help single parents make fewer mistakes than I did.
When my life transitioned from being married — with a large extended family and lots of couple friends to becoming a single, divorced dad — I was truly overwhelmed. I couldn’t get my head around how I was going to manage work and raise my kids while essentially rebuilding my life to do everything on my own.
I searched for help. I spoke to therapists. I took some anti-anxiety meds. Those things helped a little. What I really needed, though, was a guide…or, better put, a playbook.
There was so much I didn’t know. There was so much I needed to learn. I spent most of my savings simply trying to keep up with my fairly basic life of going to work and raising my kids.
I remember the moment when it hit me. I was standing in the kitchen of my rental home on a work call, a pile of laundry on the table, boring food on the stove. I felt like a failure. Jack, who was 10 years old at the time, walked into the kitchen to ask me a question. I frustratingly (and probably a bit angrily) told him I was on the phone with work and he’d have to wait.
He said, “I’m sorry daddy, but I just wanted to ask if you needed any help?”
That was all the help I needed. I realized that my No. 1 priority was those two boys, and if I couldn’t find a playbook to guide me, I’d have to figure it out on my own.
Over the last eight years, I became the go-to guy for any friend or acquaintance going through a separation or divorce. I was happy to lend a hand, but I always thought there was more I could do. And more people I could help.
Then my little brother got separated, and ultimately divorced. I realized that the time had come to create the Playbook.
So here we are. Ask questions, participate, share and know that you are NOT in this alone.
Thanks for stopping by. We look forward to sharing this journey with you.