Laura Zoey - posted on 07/04/2011 ( 15 moms have responded )
Sometimes I see women staying with men they don't love because they think their kids *need* their dad and mom to be together.
Other women know they can't be with the dad, but still think the kids need a relationship with him even if he's a dead beat, or borderline abusive etc.
do kids *need* both parents? Is a relationship with a crappy dad better then no dad at all?
If the dad isn't in the kids life is it a huge loss? Or is it worse to have a bad influence in their lives.