DivorceFilter: Stay for the kids?
May 14, 2005 6:24 PM Subscribe
DivorceFilter: Is it worth it to stay together "for the kid"? My marriage is crumbling quickly and most likely would have been over long ago, except that I cannot bear to part with our three year old. [more]
posted by anonymous to human relations (63 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
We're currently in marriage counseling, but it's not going terribly well. I'm the one that's unhappy, but have remained utterly faithful to the marriage and will until it ends. I don't smoke, drink, run around, or whatnot, and have a great relationship with my daughter. The divorce would lead to joint custody, since I'm confident we can resolve it quickly. I plan on living close by, to better keep contact.
However, I myself come from divorce and really, really hoped to avoid doing this to my children. I am willing to reconcile with my wife, if I think that it would be in my daughter's best interests.
Is it worth sticking it out until she is 5-6 and enters school?
Until she is 18?
Should we get divorced now?