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How to Tell Your Spouse You Want a Divorce

Cheryl Dillon, Divorce Coach

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Ok, that’s it – you can't do it anymore. You’re done.

You’ve tried your hardest, but you just can’t seem to make your marriage work.

You want a divorce.

But how do you start a divorce conversation with your spouse without devastating them or triggering an all-out war?

One of the most common questions we're asked about is how to tell your spouse you want a divorce.

Well, there’s no one-size-fits-all answer, but here are a few tips for how to ask for a divorce nicely and help make an uncomfortable conversation go as smoothly as possible:

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Topics: Planning for Divorce, Amicable, Fair, Divorce Support

Facing a Gray Divorce? Watch Out for These 7 Critical Issues

Joe Dillon, Divorce Mediator

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While divorce rates have flattened for most age groups, there is one segment of the population where divorce rates are actually increasing - couples in long-term marriages.

A phenomenon known as gray divorce.

Certainly divorce is difficult no matter how long you've been married or how old you are. But if you're divorcing after a long-term marriage, there's a whole lot you need to know - and watch out for!

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Topics: Divorce Mediation

I Want a Divorce But My Husband Doesn't

Cheryl Dillon, Divorce Coach

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Chances are, when you got married, you and your husband were both equally excited to start your new life together. Unfortunately, when it comes to ending a marriage, the situation isn’t always so balanced.

Many women call us and say, "I want a divorce but my husband doesn’t. What can I do? Can you tell me how to divorce my husband?"

If your husband doesn't want to divorce, it can be incredibly frustrating for a wife.

But let's get one thing straight right off the top...

If a woman wants a divorce, both spouses are getting a divorce.

Wives don't need their husbands' permission to divorce them. But how you proceed – and how difficult you make it on yourself and your children, is up to both of you.

You see, the way your divorce kicks-off will set the tone for the rest of how the divorce process unfolds as well as the future of your relationship as co-parents.

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Topics: Planning for Divorce, Divorce Support, Reluctant Spouse

The articles in this blog are for informational purposes only and are not intended as legal advice, financial advice, emotional advice or counsel.

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