My wife and I have been married for coming up close to 14 years now. We have 3 children, aged 12, 9 and 5. Recently, she started seeing another man and called it quits on me and the kids. She moved out to be with her new guy.
I've been telling the kids that their mom is staying with her aunt. This has worked for a few weeks, but they've been getting more and more antsy and asking lots of questions.
I got an envelope the other day with the details of the divorce filing. I got angry and ripped up the envelope and its contents and threw it into the rubbish bin.
Unfortunately, my eldest son found the pieces. He was in his room with his brothers, in tears, with a bunch of torn paper strewn across the floor. I'm now trying to console my kids as they've just found out that their mom has left us without a word. My eldest and youngest have locked themselves in their room for the last few hours.
What can I do?