My teen has general anxiety disorder. I know when her dad/my husband spirals into toxicity it makes it worse. I have always jumped in to protect them because I have learned to handle it better (and took the brunt of the emotional/verbal abuse). I have held off on divorcing him because In our state it would be 50:50 unless they have a lawyer to petition judge. They would feel worse refusing to go to dads house …not wanting to hurt his feelings. Is it emotionally better for them for me to tough it out for 3 more years until college so I can protect them most of the time… or show them strength of leaving…but when at dads house…they will not have anyone to protect them.