GMD: Divorce for the Kids
Dan and Caroline are married with two young kids but recently realized they’re not in love anymore. They think they’re better roommates than spouses. Dan wants to get a divorce now before the kids get older and have more emotional trauma. Caroline wants a divorce as well but she wants to wait until the kids get older so that they’ll have memories of their mom and dad together. She wants them to know they had both a mom and dad that loved them not a separated mom and dad.
Slacker thinks it’s a hard argument. It’s either get a divorce when the kids don’t even understand what it means but if they wait it’s like they were messing with the kids the whole time and faking a marriage. He thinks it’d be almost wrong and unfair to everyone to continue a marriage no one is into, just for the sake of the kids.
Steve likes Dan’s idea because it provides the kids with two birthdays, and Christmases, and holidays. He wonders if they’d still have relations if they stuck to Caroline’s idea and wait a little. He thinks it’s a tough situation but it would probably be less painful for everyone to get a divorce now.
Should they wait to get a divorce or do it now?
I’m not a fan of divorce so I think they should go along with Caroline’s idea while trying to mend their marriage. I think it’d be possible for them to stay together and fall in love with each other again. That may be dreaming big, but it could work.