Even if you are stuck in a bad marriage, you know that it can be a challenge to tell your spouse you want a divorce. There is something about having this conversation that is sure to make you nervous.

If you find that you have no other option, it’s best to prepare for everything that could happen during the conversation. Here are a few tips that will put you in better position:

  • Time it out. You don’t want to blurt out that you want a divorce when eating a family dinner or while you’re driving your child to school. You need to set aside time for this conversation, as it’s sure to be one of the most important you ever have.
  • Know what you want to say. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself at a loss for words. You need to have a clear idea of what you want to say, so that you don’t get stuck along the way.
  • Get to the point. You can dodge the subject for as long as you want, but this doesn’t help anyone. You should get right to the point when the time comes.

These are the types of things you can do if you find that you want to ask your spouse for a divorce. It’s never easy, even with this advice, but there are some things you can do to make the process less stressful.

Once you have this out of the way, your next challenge is learning more about your legal rights to ensure that you make sound decisions as the process unfolds.

Source: The Huffington Post, “How To Tell Your Spouse That You Want A Divorce,” accessed Nov. 21, 2017