Telling your loved ones you’re getting a divorce

Telling your loved ones you’re getting a divorce

On Behalf of | Sep 9, 2022 | Divorce

You never expected to get divorced. When you got married, you planned on spending the rest of your lives together.

Whether there is one reason or a hundred reasons, sometimes divorce is the right solution for a marriage that is not working as you hoped. Talking to your friends and family about your divorce can be a challenging and awkward conversation.

Here are a few things to consider as you talk to your loved ones about your divorce.

Have personal conversations

You may have a few confidants who knew that your marriage was not going as well as you expected. However, it can be difficult to know where to begin when it is time to talk to those outside your closest friends and family. At some point, you may want to check it off of your list by posting that you are getting a divorce on social media.

While social media can give many people information, it may not be the best option. Courts typically consider social media posts public information, and posting about your divorce can have unintended consequences as you work through the process. When you talk to your friends and family, you can keep your divorce off social media while giving your loved ones the chance to offer empathy and support.

Knowing what to share

It seems that no matter how close (or not) someone is, when they find out about a pending divorce, they will ask, “why?” Depending on your situation, you may not want to reveal all the details behind the decision to seek a divorce.

When talking to your loved ones, you may feel obligated to provide more information than you are comfortable sharing. Keep in mind that you can politely tell your friends and family that you do not want to go into the details, but you hope you can still count on their support.

Talking about your divorce can be challenging. However, when you share your situation with the right people, you can get support to get through a difficult chapter.