Esther - posted on 06/06/2011 ( 22 moms have responded )
My friend and her husband recently got a divorce. To say it's an amicable divorce would be the understatement of the century. They just decided that they viewed eachother more like best friends and not so much as husband/wife and that they wanted more out of a marriage. So they split up, still the best of friends. They decided to sell their home and rented two apartments right next to eachother so they could still both spend as much time as they want with their 3 year old son. The split was so amicable that my friend encouraged her best friend to move in with her (now) ex-husband because she knew that the friend would be a perfect match for her ex. Those two are now romantically involved as was my friend's intention. She figures it may as well be her best friend because this way at least her son will have a stepmother that she likes too and likes spending time with. They also kept their home upstate and all of them go there on weekends/holidays and spend time together. This has all happened in the last 3 months or so. I asked my friend today how her son is handling it all and if has been in any way impacted by their divorce. She doesn't think so but she said that she thinks he'll probably start feeling it later in life. I told her I'm not so sure. It seems to me that kids need to know that their parents love them and are there for them and as long as that's the case, I'm not sure it really matters to them whether or not they are living under one roof (I guess technically my friends ARE still living under one roof). What do you think? Will there be any negative impact on this boy under these circumstances?