Listen to your child’s feelings and take them into consideration. There are three basic sources of hurt for children when their parents separate, the loss of the family configuration, the Awareness of their parents’ raw, unhappy feelings about each other and the loss of innocence, that the World is a safe and welcoming place for them.
Face the challenge of separation. Children are not equipped to listen to parents negative feelings about each other. No matter what the other parent has or has not done, children are better off when parents act respectfully toward one another in their presence. Children love both their parents, and want the best for both their parents.
Parents want the best for their children. They want stable, loving relationships in their lives. And they want their children to develop.