But a separation or a divorce is a hard thing for anyone to handle, especially kids.
Children may feel forced to take sides, they may act out at home or at school, or their grades may start to slip. If they’re old enough, they may express their hurt to you, causing you to feel guilt about an already difficult moment in your life. You may feel regret about the way you’ve handled things, information you’ve shared with them, or conflicts they’ve witnessed.
If this sounds like you, you should know that you’re not alone. You are human and you’re going through a break-up. No amount of love or caring for your child will erase the fact that you have a heart, and it’s probably hurting right now.