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How to tell your parents you are getting a divorce

On Behalf of | Sep 13, 2023 | Divorce

Informing people that you are getting a divorce is not always easy, especially when it comes to your parents. Chances are they were invested in your marriage. Thus, telling them it has come to an end may feel challenging.

This guide highlights some tips to help you:

Visit them

If you can go to your parents’ house, consider having a face-to-face divorce conversation with them. If this is impossible, you can call them. Ensure you choose an appropriate time to talk to them to avoid interruptions.

Don’t lie

Your parents may have questions regarding why you are getting a divorce, your plans for life after the divorce and so on. You should be honest without giving too many details. For example, you can tell them things have not been working in your marriage, and you and your spouse have been unable to fix them to move forward. Accordingly, you have decided to go your separate ways.

Ask for support

Emotional support from your parents when going through a divorce can help you. Thus, do not be afraid to ask for it regardless of your age. Your parents may be willing to help but may not want to overstep. Being upfront about needing emotional support can solve their uncertainty.

Don’t blame your spouse

You should not blame your spouse, especially if you have kids, even if their actions led to the decision to get a divorce. Informing your parents that the marriage is not working should be enough.

The above-discussed tips can help you have a smooth conversation. You should also get legal help to make informed decisions throughout the divorce.