Divorce 101 FAQs

How Do I Tell My Spouse I Want a Divorce?

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  1. Be clear about your intentions.  Do not send mixed messages.
  2. Use neutral language and do not blame.
  3. It is best to be prepared for an angry response.
  4. Be prepared to discuss temporary solutions so you have enough time to figure out everything on a final basis.
  5. It’s a lot to take in, so do not expect to figure everything out immediately.
  6. It can cause stress for everyone, so give time to your spouse if it would help in the long run.