I see what you’re saying, but kids don’t need two incompatible adults who aren’t well-suited to be together trying to make it work for their sake. They need us to model healthy, happy relationships so that they won’t settle for anything less. My children are happier with their happy single mom and their remarried dad with his new, bigger family than they would have been if we’d just stuck together and tried to make the best out of a bad relationship. He’s found someone he’s better suited for, and I’m doing the same. We’ll be able to show our children that they never need to settle for less than they want, and maybe they’ll choose better partners the first time around, unlike us. As much as losing partners hurts, it’s better than the hurt that continues when we stay in the wrong relationships.

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