Even if you’re 100 percent sure that you want to divorce your spouse, they could have different feelings. And when that happens, you’re faced with additional challenges.
Here are some things you can do to improve your situation with hopes that your spouse eventually understands your point of view:
- Share your real feelings: This isn’t a time to hide anything from your spouse. Tell them why you want a divorce, touching on any details that will make it clear as to why this is the best decision for you and your future.
- Don’t change your mind: If you give your spouse any reason to believe you’re on the fence, they’re likely to push you to change your mind by giving your marriage another chance. If you’re sure that you want to divorce, stick to your plan.
- Stop talking about it: You can only say so much to your spouse about your feelings. If they don’t understand where you’re coming from, the best thing you can do is leave the conversation in the past and do what’s best for you. Once you formally file for divorce, they’ll realize that you’re serious and they can’t stop you from taking action.
For many people, the first step in the divorce process is sharing their feelings with their spouse.
Once you do this, you can file for divorce, learn more about the process and take steps to protect your legal rights. It’s an uphill climb that’s full of twists and turns, but once your divorce is finalized you can begin to build your new life.