How Should I Talk to Friends and Family About My Divorce?
Posted on Nov 7, 2017 9:33am PST
Deciding to get a
divorce from your spouse is a pivotal moment in your life. In fact, the significance
of this moment sometimes requires the support of your friends and family.
However, talking about divorce can be very stressful for your friends,
family, and yourself. This is why it’s important to plan how you
will broach the topic ahead time.
How you choose to talk about this subject depends on a few factors, like
the nature of your divorce and the people you are announcing it to. You
should consider the following before breaking the news of your divorce
to your friends and family.
Practice What You Will Say
Rehearse what you're going to say and how you want to say it. Also,
decide ahead of time which details about your divorce you’re comfortable
with revealing to others. Don’t let yourself be coerced into revealing
additional information you do not want people to know about. Try your
best not to reveal too much information about fights or infidelities between
you and your ex. This can potentially make your friends and family angry
and also puts unneeded stress on you.
Try to Be Gentle
Try to explain your situation as tactfully as you possibly can. Start with
the person you are closest to, or the person you feel will be the most
supportive of your decision. Remember, there is no guarantee for how your
friends and family will react to your divorce. Some people might even
feel angry or shocked at first. However, using a gentle tone can help
them to eventually see your perspective.
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