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Earlier this week in an after-school program I run for teenage girls, we discussed the topics of healthy breakups. We brainstormed things that make a break-up easier and things that make a break-up more difficult than it has to be. Out of shared household and finances and seeing your former mate move on, they all agreed that one thing definitely makes a break up more complicated: children.
I’ve witnessed my share of relationships in which partners thought it was better to stay together in an unhealthy living situation with the intention of preserving the idea of family for their children. After watching the latest edition of Madame on the Street: Should You Stay Together For the Kids? and reading many of your comments, it made me begin to question: Does it necessarily mean you can’t be good parents, even if you aren’t good partners?