Hi all. New to this whole process and need a little advice. My husband of almost 16 years and I are going to be separating. My family has known for a couple of months, but he just told his family this past weekend because we were planning to go visit them in two weeks and originally thought that in-person would be better. Both families do know now, but we can’t actually physically separate for probably another couple of months or more because neither of us can afford to go anywhere else until we sell this house, and this house needs quite a bit of fixing up before we can sell it.
Anyway, all that being said, our son does not know yet. Because we’re going to be living here together for 2-3 or more months until we can sell the house, we thought it best not to tell him yet and have him be confused as to why we’re still living together as a family. But his father and I have not been affectionate in a long time and I wonder how long before our son notices. Also, we have to start clearing things out and packing things up. So far we’ve told him we’re just decluttering, but sooner or later he’s going to figure out something is up.
I’m just curious what your opinions are as to when (and how) to tell him.