Kids are pretty amazingly resilient if given context, support and a place to talk through what they're feeling.
And families look like everything under the sun--living together, living apart but being together, breaking up and getting back together, four moms, three dads, etc.
And I think the idea that parents should be beholden to what won't confused kids is a terrible parenting and life strategy. Parents help kids make sense of the world, and loving each other but choosing not to live together is pretty low-down on the list of things that are hard to make sense of.
j-dub, thank you for this.