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The way you ask for divorce is as important as the process

If you come to the conclusion that divorce is the best way to improve your life, you need to move forward with the process in a timely manner.

However, here's something you first need to think about: the manner in which you will ask your spouse for a divorce. This is every bit as important as the process itself.

Here are some of the many things you can do to prepare for this conversation:

  • Know what you want to say. Since this is one of the most difficult conversations you will ever have, it's imperative that you know exactly what you want to say when you finally sit down with your spouse.
  • Choose the right time and place. You should leave enough time in your schedule to carry out the conversation without the feeling of being rushed. Also, choose a safe location, especially if you have reason to believe that your spouse could become angry.
  • Be clear with your intentions. You know that this is a difficult conversation, so there is no point in beating around the bush and hoping for the best. You should make your intentions clear from the start.

There may be other things you do if the time comes to ask for divorce, but these tips should at least put you in the right position.

Once you get through the initial conversation, it's time to learn more about the divorce process and your legal rights. The knowledge you collect will go a long way in helping you move through your divorce and finally put your relationship in the past.

Source: The Huffington Post, "The Best Way to Ask Your Spouse for a Divorce," accessed Nov. 08, 2017

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