Why staying together ‘for the sake of the kids’ is the worst thing that parents can do

Should parents stay together for the kids

Staying together isn’t best (Picture: Erin Aniker for Metro.co.uk)

When I announced that I was splitting from the father of my kids three years ago, the reaction I got depended entirely on how much people knew of the backstory.

Only those very close to me were aware that the relationship had been a sham for years – intimacy and affection was long gone and my pleas to sort things out had been soundly ignored.

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Despite this, we parented well together and somehow got on OK as friends.

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