Deciding to end your marriage is not a choice that a person takes lightly. Whether there was a single incident, such as an act of abuse or infidelity, or just a gradual deterioration of your marriage, the choice to dissolve your union is often one fraught with confusion and stress. This is especially true if you worry about the impact on your children and what happens if you don't agree on terms with your spouse.
When parents choose to divorce, the process can prove enormously frustrating for both sides. Often, it is useful to prioritize providing the best quality of life one can for the child, for the sake of both the parents and the child.
Children don't always understand why their parents do the things they do. They may blame themselves for things they had nothing to do with or believe that their parents dislike or hate them even though that thought has never crossed their parents' minds.
Divorce can often be very difficult and not just on the couple. If you are considering divorce, you may be focused on issues such as determining which one of you gets the house and where the children will live. You may be experiencing a range of emotions from anger and disappointment and even fear of the future. While you are going through this process, it is also important to remember the psychological effects the new custody arrangements will have on your children.