My mother stayed with my father for the good of the kids. Being that she was miserable we did not have the best childhood. Many a time the welfare of the parent directly impacts the child. Him living in a stressful house with parents in a deteriorating relationship is one of the main reasons I have started thinking about a divorce. His well being is my main priority and an additional reason it has taken me this long to come to a decision (or close to one). My kid and I are as close as a father and son can get. I hope that I can protect him as this goes forward.