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How to Tell Your Family You Are Getting Divorced

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The decision to get divorced is often one of the hardest choices a person can make. Besides the divorce process itself, it is also difficult to make the announcement to all your family, friends, coworkers, and others. Although a divorce is painful for everyone involved, it is helpful for both parties to be on the same page when delivering the news. You and your spouse shared a community of mutual friends and some might not know how to react. 

Describe Your Divorce in Simple Terms

Not only will you have to tell people about your divorce, but once they start talking, you will get a lot of questions about your divorce as well. Come up with a brief description of your divorce, around one to three sentences. This will help steer the follow-up questions so you and they feel comfortable.

Ask for What You Need

Now that you have steered the conversation, you can ask for any help you may need. Most family and friends will want to offer their services but may not know how. Asking a friend to save time for one-on-one chats, or asking for help watching your children if you have an attorney appointment or simply need a few hours away, are great ways to provide opportunities for your close friends to feel they are directly supporting you. Inversely, you are allowed to ask for privacy or to talk about anything other than the divorce.

Prepare for Change After Divorce

As your divorce progresses, your situation will change over time. Thus, you might find yourself redefining your divorce and rewriting your brief description. Needs from your family and friends may also change. It is completely okay to reach out to your support team and tell them you need something new. If you wanted privacy before but now need a confidant, tell them. They will understand and be happy to provide support.

Contact a St. Charles Divorce Attorney

It is important to lean on friends and family for support during your divorce. Also, it is critical to find a divorce attorney who understands your situation and every detail of the divorce process. The Law Offices of Benedict Schwarz, II PC will fight for you every step of the way as we aggressively pursue the divorce agreement you need. To learn how our Kane County divorce lawyers can help you today, call us at 847-428-7725 to set up a free initial consultation. 

Sources:

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/splitopia/201612/how-tell-others-youre-getting-divorced

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