Breaking up with a significant other when children are involved is difficult to do. Read this poignant but realistic article on how a mom of three small children, left her husband and kids. She did this not to destroy her family unit, but to save each of them as individuals who would be able to love each other and love themselves.
As a marriage and family therapist, I have witnessed how some coupled separate in order to save their families. Read this article from Huff Post about a mom who made the decision to step away and why.