Justin and his wife of five years have a son who is also 5. Justin says in his OPP letter that he and his wife have fallen completely out of love. They have grown apart on top of having money troubles and no longer sharing the same interests. His friends think that he should leave her since he’s not happy. His parents think that they should stay together for the sake of their son and try counseling. He’s very confused and not sure which way to go…
Slacker and Steve’s parents have all stayed together so don’t know what a divorce would be like for a kid. Steve has heard that it’s better for the kids for the parents to split up and he agrees. Slacker has been through a divorce but didn’t have kids at the time so he didn’t have that extra weight on the decision to split up.
What do you suggest for the un-happy couple?
I’m proud to say that my parents have been together for 30+ years so I’ve never had to deal with the divorce stuff. However, I strongly believe that life is way too short to spend it with someone who doesn’t make you happy. Plus, I don’t think that parents are doing any justice to the kids by staying in a visibly un-happy relationship. So I think Justin and his wife should do some counseling as a last step to possibly save the marriage or to figure out how to make the best of a tough situation by planning how to part ways and let their son know that it has nothing to do with him.