No. I doubt God ever said, “What I have joined together, let no man put asunder.” Sometimes marriages simply don’t work out. Not only are both parties uncomfortable with eachother, there may be real danger in staying together. “Staying together for the kids,” may not be a reasonable solution. Children are not stupid and age may not be a factor. Children KNOW what’s going on; they can sense hostility between their parents. I believe, if the family can financially afford it, separation may turn out to be a good idea. If they can't afford separation, something else will have to be worked out. I, personally, have been very lucky. My wife and I have been married for more than 40 years. We have six children, 10 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren with more on the way. Not all husbands and wives are as lucky as we. May Irish Blessings Be Upon You and Yours.