When I was working I'd easily go 48 hours without seeing jake. When you're in a situation you can't see them everyday you just get on with it.
That's not really the same though. I've gone a couple days with work not seeing mine, or taken little trips. That doesn't really compare to only getting your kid for half the time over the span of their entire childhood.
Then again, there are those couples who remain living together and "being together" if you could really truly consider it being together. They stay together for the sake of their children, yet they remain absolutely miserable, some people even turn to vices to control their own personal misery. Some drink, some do drugs... I think its better off for all children when their parents really don't like each other anymore. I mean to the point that they can't stand to look at each other or have five minutes of peace without bickering. Its just best to split ways. But make sure the children get equal attention from both parents and never try to turn your children against the other parent. That is just extremely unfair.
Like I said, I do get the why's behind the necessity in most cases, but how
? How do you do that, get used to that, without it breaking your heart?