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Telling kids that their father and I ate getting divorce.

what is the best way yo tell 8 and ten year old boys we are getting divorced. he is a great dad and confident will continue to be one. my boys love him so much and are very sensitive kids. please help

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Sorry but there is no easy way , if either one of you tell them your going to do something with them , do it no matter what comes up , answer all their questions honestly and never talk about each other in front of the kids , or talk bad about the other parent to the kids !!!!! Don't fuss with each other in front of them ! Good luck !!!

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Chances are they already suspect something isn't quite right. Sit down and look them in the eye TOGETHER and tell the truth.
Have you both tried everything to salvage this marriage. Divorce is huge and will change your family forever.

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I pity you, because there is no easy way to tell them. If they are sensitive , as you say, they will take it even harder. Be prepared for them to act out in different ways, and grades to drop. They may require counseling.

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Be sure to include in the breaking of this horrible news that it was NOT their fault! Emphasize it to them PLEASE!

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My mom and dad didn't tell me they just did and I never saw my dad

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That's terrible!
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Eh its alright
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Dam! There is no easy way bd! Many of us think life is hard! But it will get even harder threw divorce don't know the the reason but try to make it work four your family get help some times we see green on the other side but all we knead is to water our own! best of luck babe!

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