Relationships are a mystery, and separation sucks. Having to tell a child that the hardest and most confusing thing is probably the right thing. What words can a parent use to convey their deepest emotional pain in the most soft and painless way so that the child will not get too frightened and perhaps understand to some degree the situation at hand? I can only sit back and watch it all unfold my friend, and offer my ear, my shoulder, and my prayers on the matter. I feel helpless, just wanting to be able to know the answer and yet not having it. God is in full control. We just have to trust.