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Is It a Good Idea to Stay For the Sake of the Kids?

Kids play a major role in relationships, but as we all know, not all marriages last forever. And though some couples march to the beat of their own drum, I'm not so sure I agree with the notion of staying together for the sake of the kids. Speculation of another celebrity couple, Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick, splitting hit the wire last week. Although this rumor is not yet confirmed, sources say that they aren't in love anymore but are trying to make it work for their son James Wilkie. While I completely understand the importance of kids growing up with two parents, sometimes divorce really is the better option — going through the motions can make it far too easy for kids to get the wrong message.

I feel lucky to have married parents that are truly in love, so I can only make an assumption as to what's best. What do you think? Is it a good idea for parents to stay in an unhappy relationship for the sake of the kids?

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