A very common questions parents ask before considering divorce is “Should we stay together for the kids?” Many moms and dads are reluctant to separate due to the potential trauma their divorce could have on their children. The thought of watching your child go through the emotional and psychological process of divorce is enough to make some people try and “stick it out”.
However, oftentimes, staying together for the kids has its own set of (potentially worse) consequences. Living in a home with parents who do not speak, are not involved in one another’s lives, or have loud, frequent arguments, can be much more stressful on a child than the option of living in two separate homes. With separate homes brings a less combative environment and, eventually, parents who are at ease.