Most Australian kids do well after separation & divorce, but that will be up to you. Separation & divorce can be damaging for children, but it isn’t usually the separation itself that causes lasting hurt for children, but rather the parental conflict surrounding the divorce. When parents are in conflict, children will also experience the tension and feel like they are in the middle. They may feel like messengers or peacekeepers.
Family conflict during and after separation can lead to ongoing dysfunction, and if that happens, your children will be affected emotionally and even developmentally.