I Need Advice On Whether Or Not Ending Your Relationship With Your Children's Father Will Affect Your Kids Or Will They Resent You


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Dove - posted on 01/11/2015




Will it affect the kids? Absolutely. Life as they know it flips completely upside down.

Will they resent you? That depends entirely on your reasons, your children's ages and understandings, and how you handle life from this point on. If they do resent you NOW.... they may or may not continue that when they have more age and maturity. Or it could be the other way around... or they could have no resentment at all.

Amy - posted on 01/11/2015




It definitely has a huge impact on the kids, there whole world changes! With that being said my children don't resent me for leaving their father, but my ex and I have gone out of our way to minimize the impact on them. We coparent very well, communicate decently and always put their interests above our own.

Jodi - posted on 01/10/2015




Of course it affects your children, but that doesn't mean they will resent you. They may resent you more for staying in the relationship if things are bad! You need to look at why you want to end the relationship, consider how it will affect the children either way, even get some counselling to help you make the decision. You really haven't given enough information for anyone to give you advice on how it will affect your children either way. However, ending a relationship doesn't have to be a bad thing for the children. As parents, if you can act like adults and have a good co-parenting relationship your children could be much better off!

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