Infidelity & your kids

August 27, 2009

When you learn your spouse is having an affair, it’s absolutely devastating. Trust me, I know. But how do you handle the news when you have children? In my case the mistress showed up, on my doorstep, with the toddler they created. My daughters, ages 3 and 6, knew the woman and my oldest figured it out. (That actually was just what the mistress wanted.)

Generally it’s something you want to shield from your kids, if possible. Should they find out, your children will be worried their whole world is about to fall apart.

Even though yours has, you want to assure your children their world is safe. That mommy and daddy still love them and will continue to take care of them. You also want to explain that what happened is something for mommy and daddy to work out. It’s an adult issue.

Then give your kids a big hug & kiss. Loving your children will get you through it. It will take time, but you will heal. Your marriage may also. Click on this link to watch a short video about children & infidelity.

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