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After 23 years, son and father reconcile in Oregon

Child custody situations are sometimes difficult for families. As time passes, even those who want to keep custody of their children may struggle to do so due to medical issues or financial problems.

In one news article, a man described his journey to reconnect with his father. In the past, he had been in his father's custody part-time, while he stayed with his mother the rest of the time. As he got older and his father remarried, he asked to live with his mother. Later, he learned that his father had asked his mother to take custody of him.

Not all was what it seemed initially, though. Mental-health concerns played a role. The younger man recounted a time when his father became forgetful while they were together. Then, the calls and visits slowed to a stop.

Sadly, the father did have mental-health concerns that resulted in a stay at Oregon State Hospital and later led to homelessness. Although the man's son and family did what they could to find him, it was difficult to do so.

Recently, the man and his son were able to reconcile, but there were difficulties. While his father remembers him, rebuilding the relationship will take time and patience.

Cases like this show why it's so important for children to get time with their parents while they're young. This man struggled with the relationship over the years, and he was left with many questions that he may never get answers to. Parents going through divorce should do what they can to make sure they're supportive of one another and encouraging continued custody as long as it is safe to do so.

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