Going through a divorce while your child is under the age of one is a very difficult thing to do. You may feel guilty that your child will never know a time when their parents were happily married. However, you should also look at the positives of the situation. Divorcing when a child is older can cause a great deal of stress and disruption to the child. By divorcing when the child is too young to understand the situation, you can help protect them from distress in the future.