I know a young boy who attended his father’s wedding recently. In the joviality of events he was asked to make three wishes by a passing drunken adult.
OK he said:
Number 1 – I want to be a famous footballer
Number 2 – I want my mum to stop being mean to me.
Number 3 – I want my mum and dad to get back together!
This not so secret wish is shared by all children of divorced parents. Be aware that regardless of how bad your marriage and home life are, your children would prefer things to carry on rather than have one of you leave. Helping your children accept that their wish will not come true is a parenting challenge that should help distract you from your own problems!