Three Canadians got divorced last night on television in a one hour documentary (see clips at http://www.cbc.ca/doczone/ ) The reason for their ever so public divorce ? They wanted to show us that they could separate without destroying their kids.
An astonishing statistic : Only 5% of couples actually sit down and discuss with their children their separation and what it means to their children. Even seasoned divorce and custody lawyers like me are surprised from time to time and the five percent number blew me away. I am told the 5% number is as true in Virginia as it is in Canada.
Knowing you would be in the 5% that sits down with your children, Tell your divorcing friends to do the same. Their children deserve to know about their future.