How Should I Talk to Friends and Family About My Divorce?

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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