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What can you do when your spouse asks for a divorce?

On Behalf of | Apr 23, 2024 | Divorce |

It’s not uncommon for a marriage to have a few issues. While one spouse may want to make it work, the other may have a different opinion – they may want a divorce.

So, what can you do when your spouse asks for a divorce?

Stay calm

Listening to your spouse telling you they want to dissolve the marriage may be heartbreaking. However, you should try as much as possible to remain calm. Do not act out or beg them to change their mind. Listen carefully to why they have opted for a divorce and ask for time before responding. 

Let them know your stance on the matter

After assessing the matter, let your spouse know where you stand. If you want to save the marriage, don’t shy away from telling them. Do this without begging or “manipulating” them to feel the same.

Respect them

Regardless of the response you get from your spouse, you should respect them. If they still want a divorce, be respectful of their decision.

Focus on self-care

Accepting that your marriage has ended can be so devastating that you may overlook self-care. But don’t do this. You want to be your best self. Consider going to therapy, spending time with loved ones, reading self-help books, trying a new hobby, eating healthy and exercising. 

Obtain more information

Divorce can be complicated. Therefore, it’s vital to be adequately informed to know the steps to take. Learn more about every process, including property division and spousal support. If you have children, obtain more information about child custody and support.

If your spouse asks for a divorce, you should be careful about your decisions. Consider legal help to avoid costly mistakes.