Amy Poehler and Will Arnett's marriage is at an end. The couple announced in September that they were filing for divorce. However, they still have full intentions of raising their two children in a co-parenting arrangement. Some might argue that the couple should have considered trying to stick it out for the sake of their young children. But parenting experts consistently say that this would be a terrible mistake.

In reality, it is much more important that the parents respect each other if they want healthy, well-adjusted children, regardless of whether they are divorced or not. Numerous studies have shown that divorced parents committed to working together amicably to raise their children generally have happy and well adjusted children. By contrast, children who are the product of unhappy marriages often have more emotional problems. They often bear the brunt of parents' emotional upheavals, receive unfair disciplinary measures, and learn from their parents that respect for each other is not necessary.

If your relationship is at an end, the important thing to do is to end it amicably so that you and your spouse can work out fair arrangements for sharing custody of the children. Waiting often makes the situation worse for the children and for you. Your divorce attorney can help you to decide when the time has come to put an end to your marriage and work to find a way to get along with each other while raising the children.

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