How do you tell a 5-year-old about divorce?
March 9, 2005 3:30 PM Subscribe
My husband and I are about to legally separate with joint custody of our 5-year-old daughter. How do we break the news to her?
posted by Gucky to human relations (30 answers total)
She's a shy, sensitive and frighteningly serious 5-year old. She knows what divorce is from friends around her. She's going to spend half the week in her current home and half the week in a new place. The separation will take place the 18th.
We're friendly to each other around her and have been paying plenty of attention to her.
I know there's no *good* way to tell her our marriage is over. We got the standard we still love her, we're still her parents and it's not her fault.
Any advice, either from your memories of childhood or breaking it to your own kids?