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Divorce is basically a break in the marital relationship between husband and wife due
to various causes. This research is motivated by the high number of divorce cases which are
dominated by the wife's lawsuit. So that the number of single parent males is increasing.
This study focuses on the experiences of single parent men in carrying out domestic
functions after divorce. This research was conducted in Nglegok Village, Nglegok District,
Blitar Regency. The subjects in this study were selected by purposive sampling which
included single parent males with an age range of 30 to 45 years and had child custody, and
had been divorced for a minimum of two years with a legal divorce background. Data
collection techniques were obtained through observations, interviews and
documentation.This study uses a qualitative research method with the phenomenological
perspective of Edmund Husserl. Edmund Husserl's phenomenological approach looks at the
world of each individual's consciousness to find meaning from everyday life experiences.
The results show that single parent men have awareness in carrying out domestic functions
after divorce. All domestic functions ranging from cooking, cleaning the house to raising
children are done independently. As a single parent man, he tries to eliminate a bad image
from the community regarding the ability to do work on domestic functions in the postdivorce family. The status of a single parent male interprets it as the duty and responsibility
of being the head of the family as well as the head of the household.
Keywords : Single Parent Male, Domestic Function, Post Divorce