One reason many parents hesitate to leave an unhealthy or nonworking marriage is out of fear of how divorce will impact their children. This concern is not unjustified. For many children, divorce of their parents is a watershed moment.
For those who choose divorce, there's often a moment of recognition that this is the direction things are heading, a moment that can often lead to panic about the future. While this is an understandable reaction to the dissolution of an important relationship, a divorce does not have to be a disaster.