Each parent is responsible to keep their own emotional upset out of the kids' lives. It's fine to let them know or see that you are working through some stuff, but your promise has to be to not work it out in their presence. Get help for yourself outside the walls of your house.
The first thought that ran through my head when I received an invitation to one of the five (!) weddings my husband and I are attending this summer was, "Wonderful!" But as I browsed through the couples' registry, my thoughts turned to... divorce.
Divorce is in our face every day. The broken marriages of Hollywood stars and political power couples fill our TV screens and magazine pages. Our email and Facebook accounts reveal that a friend's "perfect marriage" wasn't what it seemed.
Step 1: Admit that you are powerless in your marriage and that your lives together have come to an end. Like an addict, you have hit rock bottom in your marriage, and have tried everything to save it with no success.