Is staying in a loveless marriage the selfless act of a responsible parent, or a miserable way to spend the only life you get?
Those faced with this heart wrenching dilemma may ask themselves if the stress of their marriage is affecting their parenting, and would the kids be better off if they split? A plethora of contradictory statistics on the matter are available online, along with plenty of opinions and judgements on what is ‘best’ for kids long-term. Friends and family also tend to offer their advice, yet no one knows what your relationship is like from the inside.
So, what do those who have made the decision to break up the band, or tough it out ‘for the sake of the kids’ have to say about why they made their choice?
After consulting the stats, parental blogs and theoretical views, here’s seven reasons to stay, and seven reasons not to…
Free resources are available online at Raising Children Network, Relationships Australia (1300 364 277) or Lifeline (13 11 14).
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