Mommy Guilt Over Divorce

Debra Messing Hits Anastasia Salon

Actress Debra Messing knows all too well that as moms we feel guilt over just about everything, but divorce is one of the hardest and most intense guilts to deal with.   After splitting from Daniel Zelman and their marriage of 10 years, Debra opens up about how hard they tried to avoid it – especially for their son, Roman, 9.

She shared with More magazine, “We both wanted it to last forever, and it’s a sad thing that it wasn’t able to go the course.  Part of me will always contend with guilt that I wasn’t able to give my son the fantasy that my parents were able to give me.

“We really tried. We made sacrifices and compromises, and in the end we both realized that we like the day-to-day domestic life.”

Debra has moved on and is dating again, but she and Daniel are doing a great job working together as parents.  “Now we are co-parenting beautifully … We had Thanksgiving together. In my mind, we will be a nuclear family forever.”

It’s tough when marriage doesn’t work, but I applaud parents who can work together to make things as smooth as possible for their kids.

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