Our aim is to see men come out the other side stronger, to ensure the impact on kids is as minimal as possible and help men implement long-term coping strategies that will boost their mental and physical wellbeing, and ensure they are the best partner and parent that they can be.
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Alex founded Better Dads in 2012, after going through his own divorce and learning a lot along the way. He wanted to create a community for men who were going through difficult times, empowering them with information and providing a support network to help them through.
When it comes to surprises, nothing caught Alex more off-guard than his divorce. Leaving for work one day, the last words he expected to hear from his wife were “I don’t love you anymore. I don’t want to be with you anymore.”
Yet, those were the words he heard, and so began a long and difficult journey of self-discovery, acceptance and recalibration.
With a young family, Alex’s then four year old son and five year old daughter were at the centre of the divorce. Crushed by the fact he couldn’t live with his kids, and feeling his family was stripped away from him, the magnitude of the situation was too great and Alex went to a dark place.
For the sake of his children, Alex was determined to turn things around. His pathway to the other side was paved through hours of self-work and reflection, propelled by his will to manage the situation in a healthy way for his kids. Throughout his journey, Alex discovered practical tactics that helped him cope, recover and bounce back stronger. Better Dads is a culmination of those things, packaged into one place to help others navigate separation and divorce. Alex still focuses on these things daily, and he created Better Dads to provide a support network for those in a similar situation.
Today, thanks to the work he puts in, Alex is happily remarried, has three more kids and has also had a successful business, Laguna Lighting, which sees Alex working as a lighting director and Gaffer on Film, TV and Reality TV programs.