Children with parents who are having problems have their own set of issues. What you don’t know is that I did an Internship in Clinical Psychology at Childrens Hospital Medical Center in Boston.
Children tend to feel responsible when parents are having problems. Usually, they feel guilty about causing the conflict in an adult relationship. Children love both of their parents and they should. Their self esteem is dependent on being able to love each parent.
So parents would be wise to not have conflict in front of the children. Wait until they are asleep and check to be sure. Take your conflicts outdoors. Never say a bad word about a partner because you are then saying something bad about the child or children. Next post will be on Divorce.