Due to a production glitch, one
of the most important pages disappeared in the first print edition,
here it is:
The generous and trusting
nature of each man interviewed is what made writing this book
possible. They have each opened themselves and their experiences of
intimate relationship in a way that is truly awe-inspiring, and for
that I express my deepest gratitude.
A number of people have also
provided invaluable input to the book’s development, its details
and its themes:
Akiva Quinn, Coordinator at
DadsLink, Course Facilitator at Relationships Australia.
Dr Chris Walsh, Psychiatrist
and Systemic Constellations practitioner and trainer.
Dr Elizabeth Celi, Psychologist
and author in men’s psychological health.
Hugh Bathurst, Founder of
Separated Families Ltd, Can-Do Cultures specialist.
Laurence Anderson, Advocate for
separated parents and Victorian Project Manager with Dads In
Distress Support Services
All the staff and volunteers at
Dads in Distress Support Services, for their fellowship and
inspirational dedication to leading others out of
All my family, for their
consistent encouragement and support throughout this project.
Especially my beloved, Xiao, her brightness and strength sustain
It would not be possible to
acknowledge anyone if it were not for the hard work of all the team
at New Holla nd Publishers. Bronwyn Phillips, in particular, for
her exemplary editorial guidance and support. Fiona Schultz,
Managing Director, was responding to the same media events in May
2011, referred to in the Introduction, when she started looking for
someone to author a book like Daddy’s Okay. For her foresight and
willingness to take substantial risk on a project that has no
market precedent, simply with the hope of making life a little
easier for any man experiencing difficulties in their separation or
divorce, I will be always grateful.