What is an absent parent?
An absent parent is a parent who leaves his family particularly his children. He is never there to offer any kind of support whether it is financial or emotional. He is not a part of the family unit. He does not help the mother in rearing the child or children, feeding the child or children, and disciplining the children. He is never available to help in emergencies.
One kind of absent parent is a parent who does not care to see his child. He is absent by choice. He may pay child support, but he has no desire to see his children. No matter how much his family misses him, he does not come to see them. Another kind of absent parent is one who is forced to stay away from his wife and children. The mother does not want him around. She makes it almost unbearable for the father to see the children. The mother is so possessive and unreasonable until the father gives up trying to see his children. Still another kind of absent parent is one who has been pushed out or left behind by a parent who abducts their child. Pushed-out parents are those parents who want to be with their children, but the resident parent or the expense of travel prevents it. Still another absent parent is the parent who supports his family financially, but is absent emotionally. He is living in the house with his family, but he is detached from them.