I have no idea about Jake Stringer, but when a marriage implodes for whatever reason and you get seperated from your kids, Life gets truly miserable. Something you never think about when you are rooting the blonde girl in the office, and the magnitude only hits when you lose it all.
I have experienced it myself and seen it with others, and having regular positive access to your children keeps you whole and functioning. Going away on a long holiday seems great, but loniless hits early, and perhaps Jake needs the joy of being with his kids and knowing he can see them. You also need a positive work environment to get your mind involved with the right things and having those around you to trust and interact with.
EFC is now a great club with a good positive atmosphere, probably just what he needs to prosper.