How to explain divorce to a child?

This is something I have experience with, unfortunately. I made sure they knew it had nothing at all to do with them, first and foremost. I explained that mommy and daddy decided they were better friends than husband and wife (instead of saying all of the vitriol in my head) and that we both still loved them more than anything.

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    05/29/14
    8Theresa Gould
    It must have been hard. But it's best to keep things simple and concise as possible.
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      05/29/14
      LOL, I hadn't read the prior reply, so what Sheila said!
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        05/29/14
        Kids tend to believe it is their fault somehow. Reassurance about this is vital, imo
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