Getting a divorce can be so hard on children. They tend to blame themselves and no one wants that to happen. Many times, custody is granted to the mother. Being a dad in this case means you have to be creative if you are going to stay in touch with your kids. Being able to tell them that you and your ex-wife had a difference of opinion and just couldn't get along together is a message that can be delivered by being a "Skype Dad."
Often, our mates can be from another country which adds a layer of difficulty when trying to stay in touch. Four in 10 marriages break up and the mother of the kids goes back home to be with her family.