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Martina Devlin: Law not only failing fathers, it's failing their children too

Published 26/08/2010 | 05:00

'IT'S a hamster wheel of misery -- a game of control over me. Why is she allowed to sabotage my attempts to be a loving dad? Why is she able to use my children as a weapon to beat me with?"

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That's how one father portrays the war of attrition with his ex as he struggles to maintain a bond with his family.

Of all the subjects I have tackled, the topic that precipitated the most heartfelt emails -- an outpouring of cries in the dark -- was the way our society allows separated fathers to be isolated from their children.

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