The stress of asking for a divorce may be reason enough for you to reconsider. However, if you realize this is the best thing for you, nothing should stop you from taking action.
Here are five simple steps you can follow to ease the stress of asking for a divorce:
- Prepare for everything: Think long and hard about how your spouse will react. Also, plan for the unexpected, as you never know if they’ll do something out of the ordinary.
- Choose the right time and place: It’s a very important conversation, so selecting the right time and place is important. You know your relationship better than anyone else, so use this knowledge to decide when to sit down and discuss your feelings.
- Don’t back down: You go into the conversation with the idea of asking for a divorce and pushing the process forward. Don’t back down because of something your spouse says.
- Don’t talk about the details of your divorce: Asking for a divorce is just the start. From there, you have to hash out details related to property division, alimony, child support and child custody. There is time for this in the future, so don’t assume that you have to cram everything into the initial conversation.
- Don’t be combative: Even if the conversation is tense, turning it into an argument is a bad idea. If you’re unable to avoid a serious argument, it’s best to walk away and consider your next step.
By taking these simple steps, you’ll find it much easier to ease the stress of asking for a divorce. When you do this, you’re getting started on the right foot with the divorce process.