My partner of nine years and I recently made the amicable decision to end our relationship. Though the split hasn’t been easy on either one of us, we are devoted to our almost-three-year-old daughter and are adamant on cultivating a healthy environment moving forward so that she may continue to thrive as we continue to co-parent her in separate homes.
He’ll be moving out of the house into his own apartment by the end of the month, and we can already tell that she’s beginning to pick up on everything that’s going on through our actions.
How do we address what’s about to happen with our family to her, honestly and directly without it going over her head entirely? How do you explain divorce to a kid?
Has anyone navigated this successfully in their own life with positive results that can share their experience?