As parents, it’s your job to raise your children to become well adjusted, functioning and contributing members of society. It takes two parents to create a child, and it takes two parents to raise a child. Each parent is different, and your child needs to experience both you and your spouse during his childhood so that he can become an asset to society when he becomes an adult.
While one parent brings the nurturing and caring for your child, while the other brings the protective, strong element. Each of you has different perspectives on life, and your child needs to learn from both of you to have a balanced upbringing.
Single parent families often have a hard time, as children often end up with their mother. It can be difficult for a mother to play both roles to her child as does a single dad. Trying to be both a disciplinarian, supporting your child, and providing the balance a child needs is much harder to do that when there are two parents to complement one another.
Larger families certainly need both parents to manage the home effectively. If one child is sick and needs extra care, one parent can mind the healthy children while the other takes extra special care of the sick child. Thinking about extracurricular activities, you need both parents to fetch and carry children to and from the various activities. It provides the child everything she needs, while both parents can fulfil non-child related commitments.
When parents get divorced, there is often bitterness and resentment from one or both parties. Children will certainly be affected by this when they spend time with either parent. Children are meant to love both parents, and this will be difficult if they are exposed to bitter parents who squabble with each other incessantly or bad mouth the other parent.
When you get married, you promise each other to live together till death do you part. Once you start a family, this promise becomes much more important as you now have children to consider. Children don’t ask to be born, so they deserve the best start to life possible. Keep your marriage alive and fresh and enjoy living a happy life with your spouse and your children. If all else fails, commit to effectively co-parent with your ex-spouse, for the sake of the children.