When should you tell your spouse you want to divorce?

On Behalf of | Apr 20, 2022 | Divorce |

You decided that you want to divorce, but you haven’t yet told your spouse. You’re concerned about when exactly you should do this and how you should approach it. 

This is a sensitive subject, of course, but it’s one that you’re going to need to talk about eventually. Here are some tips that can help you know when it’s the right time.

When there is no other stress

First off, find a time when there aren’t a lot of other stressors that are putting pressure on your spouse or your relationship. You want everybody to come to this discussion with a clear head.

When there is no pressing schedule

Similarly, don’t bring it up at a time when you know that your spouse has to be somewhere or that you do. You want to have this discussion when you have an open schedule ahead of you so that you can talk for as long as necessary.

When you’re completely sure

Finally, this is only a conversation you want to have when you’re 100% sure that you’re going to seek a divorce. You never want to use something like this as a threat or bring it up if it’s just an idea you’ve had. Once you know for sure, then you can talk to your spouse about how to make it happen.

What happens after the conversation?

After this conversation takes place, then the two of you can take the time to look into all of the legal steps that you’ll need to take to officially end your marriage. It’s important to know exactly what legal obligations you have so that you don’t miss anything.