One of the reasons people stay in an unhappy marriage is because they want to protect their children from the impact of divorce.
Sometimes, however, you have to accept that the long term benefits outweigh the short term pain.
The damage caused by leaving is small compared to the potential damage caused by staying. Would you want your children to grow up in a loveless and cold environment not knowing how to show and receive love and affection in their own relationships in adulthood?
Talking to your children, in an age appropriate way, about divorce can significantly minimise the potential damage. Allowing them to express their thoughts and pain helps them process and adapt to the changes ahead
If you would like to learn about ways to talk to your children about your divorce or a future separation then you may book a chat with me.