Do you think two people who are in an unhappy and/or unhealthy relationship should just stay together because they have children or separate because it's not a happy environment for the kids anymore. (For example, they would separate if they didn't have children)
- Yes, parents should stay together just for the kids9%(13)14%(36)Vote21%(23)
- No, parents should separate if they're unhappy68%(98)58%(148)Vote45%(50)
- A married couple shouldn't separate (with or w/o kids)4%(6)5%(14)Vote7%(8)
- Depends on the situation19%(28)23%(58)Vote27%(30)
Most Helpful Guy
I think if your unhappy then part ways, even in a situation like that kids are not stupid and they pick up on things so they'll know that something is wrong if you are together and unhappy. In the end the mom is still the mom and father is still dad.1
Most Helpful Girl
No. Children are incredibly good at picking up on the general vibe of a place, and they will notice if the parents are unhappy.
If the parents are unhappy, the kids can feel it and they blame themselves, that's what kids do. This can lead to depression, separation anxiety, GAD or similar anxiety disorders, eating disorders, and low self-esteem.
If two people are only together because of the kids, I suggest they reevaluate their situation, and either make it work, through marriage counseling and such, or get a divorce, because it'll do less harm in the long run.1