There are many unhappily married couples that will suffer on through a marriage – for their children. It’s a common belief that staying together will give the children a happy childhood. They care more about being good parents than their own happiness. Which can actually be a bad move. Even though we believe it’s a good thing, it actually has far worse implications than you could believe.
A couple that doesn’t get along, will force children into choosing sides. Whether it is what you intended or not. But this can lead to serious resentment and hate for their parents. And worse than that, they will start to blame themselves for everything that is happening. All of this is many years of buildup of anxiety, low self-esteem which can create problems in their adulthood.