coming from a child’s perspective it’s so difficult and stressful to see and go through. I know with alcohol being involved and mental abuse it’s terrible. My father was a hardcore alcoholic and I never understood why my mom stayed. She said it was her decision. I hated seeing my mom miserable day after day. By the time I was 16 I was kicked out by my abusive father and I was on my own. As hard as it is! Lisa do what’s best for those kids even if they are older! I know that decision isn’t going to be easy. But your a strong mom! Remember that!