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Here’s how you tell your spouse you want a divorce

On Behalf of | May 17, 2017 | Blog |

Have you come to the conclusion that a divorce is the only way to improve your life?

This is a big decision, but it’s one that you may have to make at some point in time. Fortunately, with the right approach, you don’t have to worry about the conversation that is sure to unfold in the near future.

Here are several tips to follow when telling your spouse you want a divorce:

— Get to the point. You have thought about this for quite some time. Now, it’s time to take action. You need to be straightforward with your approach, letting your spouse know what you are thinking and why you believe that divorce is the right solution.

— Time out the conversation. Do you really want to ask for a divorce during a family dinner? Do you really think it’s appropriate to discuss this during a vacation? Be sure to time out the conversation, as you don’t want to add any additional challenges.

— Know what you want to say. You may think that asking for a divorce is easy enough, but things will come up during the conversation that throw you for a curve. This is why you should plan out your words in advance.

— Safety first. Do you have reason to believe that your spouse could become angry if you tell him or her that you want a divorce? Are you concerned about your safety? You must avoid a situation in which you are put in harm’s way. For example, this may mean calling your spouse on the phone to discuss your plans for divorce. This may not be the approach you want to take, but your safety must come above all else.

As you can see, there are many tips you can follow when telling your spouse you want a divorce. This is a difficult conversation, regardless of the approach you take, but there are things you can do to eliminate some of the stress.

Once you make your way through this conversation, you can then turn your attention to the actual divorce process. To ensure that you’re on the right track, consult with an attorney who can answer your questions and provide guidance from start to finish.