When you have children everything changes. The consequences of your divorce become much larger. And now you have their lives to consider as well.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nAnd while it's not always a good idea to stay together for the children, there are some aspects of that responsibility that can keep couples "working on their marriage" in an effort to provide a stable home for their children. And even if they decide to divorce, often that counseling can help both the parents and the children to be open and honest about the divorce when it happens.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nWhere you live can have some effect on your decision to stay married. There can be a permissive attitude when a close friend gets divorced and survives the experience.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nYou can see this entire infographic at\u00a0www.bestmastersincounseling.com\r\n\r\nAlways Love,\r\n\r\nJohn McElhenney\r\n@wholeparent\r\n\r\nrelated posts:\r\n\r\n \tBack to the Beginning: Co-Parenting with Serenity\r\n \tDad\u2019s Divorce: Being Asked to Leave Everything Behind\r\n \tDisplacement: A Single-Parenting Love Story\r\n \tGrief is Underneath: A Divorce Fable\r\n \tLife of Dad \u2013 Talks to John About Single-Parenting and Dating Again\r\n \tDivorce Lessons: Thanks for the Jetpack, Where\u2019s the Fuel?