Around 42 per cent of marriages now end in divorce . In many of these instances young children are involved, which can make the process a lot more painful - and calls for an even more sensitive handling.
If you and your partner have young children, and are calling time on your relationship, communicating this with your kids can be fraught with worry.
Depending on their age children may not understand the nuances behind your decision, or may blame themselves - and there may be difficult questions to answer. Some planning can go a long way so below you will find a list of tips and some questions you may be asked.