Janet Murray, author of Divorced But Not Desperate, discusses how you help your children manage the stress and anxiety of divorce & separation.
Perhaps one of the biggest reasons my clients give me for staying in an unhappy relationship is the fear of what a separation will ‘do’ to their kids.
So many of them watched their own parents separate as children and swore blind that they would never do that to their own kids… and are absolutely heartbroken to discover that they can’t keep that promise.
Until your children are grown up and are able to see you as ‘people’ as well as ‘parents’ they’re always going to want you to either stay together or ‘get back together’.
I’m not trying to guilt trip you here, just being honest about what a big deal this is for your kids, and for you.