Olivia Hyman

Olivia Hyman is a mother, wife, and special educator, who is passionate about helping all families find peace with difficult and atypical situations. She has struggled with her parents' divorce and her father's abandonment throughout her life, so she understands the hardships that people with imperfect families face—and the shame that comes with that in the frum communities. When her estranged father passed away about a year ago, she founded her website "Mourning the Deadbeat" with the interest of publicly blogging about her personal experiences, and with hope to end the taboo of speaking about parental estrangement in general. She can be contacted at Oliviahyman@gmail.com and is happy to speak to any of her readers privately and even anonymously.