The Geek helped raise his son from age 3 to age 9, when his mom and the Geek split ways. He continues to stay in the sons life (he’s 13 this year) and talk and visit with him as often as possible. Even though not biologically his, he gets called Dad and he calls him Son. Son has Aspergers and the Geek has consequently done a lot of reading on raising children with special needs.
The Geek was also married to a woman who had 3 children, from teen to pre teen, 2 boys and a girl. The Geek struggled with the oldest boy and that relationship remained strained. The Geek did bond very closely with the other two children, however, and learned the importance of patience and family time.
While that relationship ended and things became strained he learned a lot about what it takes to be a step-dad.
His goal is to share his experience and learned lessons with others who may be struggling so they can have a better relationship with their children AND their wives and be happier overall.
The Geek is also a huge geek and is proud when his son quotes Weird Al or Star Wars word for word.