Living within the restrictions imposed by lockdowns has been hard on everyone. For some couples, the lack of access to outlets that would allow them to blow off steam has resulted in more of their unresolved issues coming to a head, writes Michelle Dempsey-Multack in a recent column for Parents.com.
Staying together for the sake of the kids isn't the best option, she says. The longer two unhappy people stay married, the more children will be affected. Kindergarten-aged children who witness their parents fighting could suffer from depression, anxiety, and behavioural problems as adolescents, according to research from the University of Notre Dame.
"If you've chosen to divorce during the coronavirus pandemic, it's likely this decision did not come easy. Remind yourself that this is not a want, it's a need, in order for you, your children, and your soon-to-be-ex to live the happiest life possible," Dempsey-Multack says.