Sentencing your kids to spend their childhood under the reign of your bad marriage doesn't earn you any praise.

Not only do they get an unhappy home, you throw in a bad model of what marriage should look like as a not-so-complimentary consolation prize.

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Kids aren't the only reason some miserably married people refuse to part company.

Some stay married because they are not willing to experience the drop in household income.

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Breaking down as she struggled to get her words out, the TV personality, who was married to Ray for ten years say 'it's been hard and it's really fresh.' Coleen said that they have now officially filed for divorce and Ray has now moved out of the family home after making their decision with heavy hearts.

Earlier this month, she devastatingly announced her divorce from husband Ray Fensome.

Now looking to the next chapter, Coleen Nolan, 52, confessed she's not ready to date yet following her split.

'Of course I’m not looking for someone because right now I can’t think of anything worse.'The one positive I'm thinking is that I’ve been in relationships since the age of 15 to 52.

I'm kind of enjoying the independence and I don’t have to answer to anyone. If I want a cup of tea and 20 packets of biscuits then I will!

I'm talking about unhappily married people who for whatever reason do not get divorced.

Generally, I take a dim view of people who have miserable marriages yet refuse to either fix it or end it.

For these families, divorce really is a luxury they cannot afford.