Divorce is not an easy thing to cope with, even spouses. Reaching the decision to end your marriage is never easy, even though it is often necessary. If there are children involved, this situation can be even more challenging to deal with, especially since they are experiencing it from a different perspective and do not have the emotional maturity to fully understand why it is happening. All they know is mom and dad will no longer live together and it is an earth-shattering thought. You and your soon-to-be ex-spouse can soften the blow for them by breaking the news to them in a thoughtful and compassionate manner.