I myself am a child of divorce. Speaking from experience it is never good to stay together for the children because it only makes things harder on them. My parents divorced when I was 13 and my sisters were 10 (they had been married for 15 years) and it was all the more traumatic for us growing up in a loveless home. It made us feel like anger, aggression, and violence were acceptable behaviors. If two people are willing to try and work it out I say go for it, but if one doesn't love the other it's inevitable in time. Children of divorce can feel secure as children who live in two parent homes, it's a matter of the breakup. Both people should act mature, civil, and try to get along for the sake of the children.