Staying married for the kids

@SunnyDays (1071)
Bahamas
September 17, 2006 9:13am CST
is that a good enough reason not to separate if the marriage doesn't work out ?
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@DRoddy77 (1778)
• United States
3 Oct 06
No, I dont think it's right to stay married just for the kids. Once the kids are old enough they will realize what is going on. If you stay in a marriage just for the kids there is going to be a lot of tension, which can result in more arguements, which is not good for the kids.
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• United States
3 Oct 06
i dont think that staying married if you are not happy is a good idea, and not even for the kdis, are kids really going to be happy with their parents being together if they are fighting all the time and not liking each other
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@tickedoff (672)
• United States
27 Sep 06
NO, in my opinion and I'm a guy that people should not stay together just for the children. When the parents are not happy with each other the chinldren respond to that and then it affects their spirits, and their schooling and thats not good for the children. If the parents split up just make sure you have JOINT custody, and the children will be happy because you are happy. So don't stay to gether for the childrens sake, split up for the childrens sake.
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@Brooke3 (614)
3 Oct 06
I think it is more damaging for the parents to stay together and the children have to see them arguing or even just living with parents who do not love each other than it is for the children to see their parents seperately but without the conflicts and arguments.
@hppygrrrl (419)
• United States
27 Sep 06
I think that if the couple has tried everything to make it work & be happy at the same time, that is one thing. But life is too short to live it unhappy, and if you are not happy, then your kids will feel that. I definitely disagree with staying married for the kids. The most important 'family unit' is the husband & wife.
• United States
27 Sep 06
Yes, I think so, I knew quite few people who are still married because for their children.