Children and Divorce

United States
February 28, 2007 4:16pm CST
I have been divorced twice. I educate people on how to help children through the divorce process. I was wondering what your thoughts are on staying in a marriage that is struggling [even after failed attempts at addressing the issues], while raising children together. Some say[as my father did] "stay in the marriage for the sake of the children, until they are out of the home". Others believe [as do I] that staying in a failing marriage is detrimental to child rearing and has a negative impact on children. I invite you to comment and share your experince.
1 response
@sammantha (278)
• United States
28 Feb 07
I was a child of divorce parnets.It was hard at first and then as in as I got older it got easier because I understant that sometime people have to do what is best for them.When I was a child I had nightmares of a green eye monster and now that stuck with me.The green eyeed monster was my dad I seen the abused that my dad did to my mom and how hard it was on her.
• United States
1 Mar 07
Thank you for you response. I am sorry that you needed to go through that. Your nightmare is a common one with children of divorce who witness abuse ... be well!!