And do you think this is worse, or is it worse to be a child and see one's parents divorce?
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I remember a lot of fighting between my parents as a kid (I was aged 6) over my father having an affair, it was awful. My father decided to work on his marriage and my parents are very happy together now. I had a discussion with him on my 31st birthday over the fact that the knowledge of his affair (although it lasted only a few months when I was young) had consumed my life and given me a level of resentment towards him and he cried and apologized to me. He decided he wanted to make it work with my mum back when I was young but for anyone that is SURE they want to walk away from their marriage, I'd say the husband/wife need to discuss it when kids are out of the house and eventually agree to be civil for the children's sake. Nobody else should be introduced to any child until the child has adjusted to the fact their parents are no longer together and live separately.