How Do I Tell People I'm Getting Divorced?

One of the most devastating parts of divorce is letting people know. While everything else is intensely private and personal, allowing people into what you deem a failed marriage can make the situation seem all the more real. This is a challenge all divorcing couples must deal with, and it can be difficult to know how to navigate ensuring the news is spread to all the right people. This is why it is important you are pleased with the way news is spread, even if this news is told to only a few of your closest loved ones who then tell everyone else for you.

The truth of the matter is, there is no single solution to letting the people in your life know your marriage has come to an end. It can feel painful to acknowledge it to people in your life, as doing so will open yourself up to unwarranted advice or judgment. The best way to tackle this situation is to ensure you and your ex are on the same page with what you tell people. Letting your closest family members know first is essential, as they should not hear the news from anyone else. Then, if you are uncomfortable doing so yourself, you can have them tell others for you.

One important factor to consider is the tone in which you tell people. If you come across as self-assured, positive, and confident, you will be less likely to receive any advice you weren’t asking for. Additionally, not saying anything negative about your ex will ensure you won’t have to deal with people trying to pick sides, which can make the situation worse.

Lastly, if you have a lot of people to tell, it may be best to tell them all at once. This is even better if you and your ex can tell them together as you won’t have to tackle this challenge unsupported. In doing so, you will prevent the spread of gossip as well.  

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Kallen Law Firm, LLC is comprised of trusted, knowledgeable, and skilled St. Louis divorce attorneys who seek to help you through some of life’s most challenging experiences. Despite what you may have heard about the legal aspect of divorce, our team seeks to be the ultimate source of guidance and advocacy. We won’t give up on you and your rights, hoping to resolve your divorce in an efficient and effective manner.  

If you would like to speak to a representative of our firm, you may do so by calling (314) 441-7793.