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    This is my first post, I have read the website and I’ve found it so useful. I’ll try to keep it short and simple.

    I’m 36 and I have two children (4 and 8). I have recently separated from my husband of 15 years. He suffers with ill mental health and I just can’t (won’t) cope with it anymore.

    The next stage is him moving out and then telling the kids. I’m worried on how they are going to react or what questions I’m going to get so I want to be as prepare as I can be. We will both telling them so we would have to discuss it before hand too. My daughter’s nursey said that I can bring in a book and they can all read it together and talk about it, I thought it’s a good idea to talk about this in a safe environment that she is comfortable in. They know something is up as my eldest had been asking questions already.

    I guess what I’m looking for is how difficult have you found it and what things have helped depending on ages. Any advice would be amazing as I’m petrified of this. My heart is broken as it is and I fear breaking theirs too.

    Thank you!

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