The impact a divorce will have on the well-being of a child could depend on how the parents handle the process. Perhaps you and your spouse attempted to stay together for the sake of your kids, but ultimately decided it was in the best interest of everyone that the two of you part ways. Although divorce may lead to a healthier situation in the long run, you might have some concerns about how the current situation will affect the young ones.
Separating from a romantic partner is usually more difficult if there are children involved - even if the parents are not married. If you were going through a separation from a partner in a common-law relationship, sorting out child custody and parenting or visitation issues would likely be as traumatizing as it is in most divorces. You and your soon-to-be ex-partner may follow many others in similar circumstances and negotiate your own child custody agreement. This can avoid the bitterness and emotional stress of settling these issues in a court.