One article advises not to give details of the marriage breakdown, that this is alienating behavior.
After more than 13 years of having my reputation tarnished while everyone thinks he walks on water I say to Hades with that! I am telling my side. I am not letting my kids think I walked out on him or them, I didn't!
I can see not telling a 6 year old, but my kids are 17, 19, 24 and 26 this year. I am sharing my story for many reasons, and one is so that my adult children can learn things to avoid and things to pay attention to in their future relationships. After all, it has been his role modeling that they have observed, and I believe that his way is not the way to treat your spouse