On Fathers and Family, and Keeping Families Together

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Fatherhood is complicated. For Father’s Day, I wrote about the many challenges, including those that face the family in general, on my Jamaica Gleaner blog post here. We know that often families struggle to stay together and to maintain some sense of cohesion. Poverty, crime, violence, separation, and ill health (including mental illness) can tear families apart from the inside, no matter how hard they try, even in the ordinary course of things.