Divorce will impact your life in many ways. No matter how hard you try, there will be times when it makes it difficult for you to perform at a high level at work.
For this reason, you may find that you want to tell your co-workers and supervisor about your divorce and the impact it’s having on your life.
When doing so, here are some tips to follow:
- Plan out what you want to say: This helps protect against a situation in which you share too much information, such as the reason for your divorce. Only share what you want to share. Keep the rest to yourself.
- Don’t feel like you have to tell everyone: For example, you don’t have to send an email to everyone in your department to let them know what’s happening. You can keep this between you and only the people you want to know.
- Ask for time off sooner rather than later: You may realize that you’ll need time away from work to take care of yourself. Just the same, you may have to take time off for mediation or court appearances. When you discuss this with your supervisor in advance, it’s easier to get the time off you need in the future.
When you take these steps, you’ll find it easier to tell your co-workers about your divorce. And once you do this, you’ll feel less stress at the office.
Once you have everything at work in order, turn your full attention to the divorce process and the steps you can take to protect your legal rights. This will prepare you for success.