Max: Divorce sucks. My parents divorced when I was in middle school and I can remember when they told us, I just sat there speechless, my brother went to his room and cried, and eventually I went to my room and did the same. Some couples feel like they should stay together for the children, I’m actually okay with that, if they can manage to keep their fighting to minimum or not do it in the presence of their child, because parental fighting can do serious mental damage to children. But otherwise I think it would be better to just part and hold joint custody.
On the actual act of divorce, I think it sucks. But its inevitable. I’ve said before that we, as humans, put more meaning into the acts of sex and love than there need to be. In the end, love isn’t some mythical, god-send, its still a feeling like any other, and it can fade.
Beverly: A divorce is a divorce. No married couple with children hope that it will one day negatively affect their children but forcing a marriage when the flame has long since been blown out is truly hard to endure. I think that divorce is a good decision only if it is mutual and/or reasonable. My parents also got divorced when I was in middle school. It was the best decision for the both of them. Sure, I cried over it once or twice but I knew that it was the best decision for everyone. If the divorce means less noise, less arguments and less pain, then so be it. Keep in mind that you can always go back and fix things if you decide that you want it to work.