Workbook – How do I tell my spouse that I want to separate?
This is a very common question that I get asked on a regular basis by my clients. It is very pertinent especially at this time too with families together locked in isolation for weeks on end. The stress and anxiety are relentless and are heightened if your relationship was on the rocks before lockdown.
Maybe you’ve been unhappy in your marriage/partnership for years. Or maybe for the last two or three years, you’ve been thinking about leaving. Perhaps the only thing holding your relationship together is guilt over splitting up your family. But after a lot of thought (and perhaps counselling or coaching) you’ve decided it’s time to tell your partner you want a divorce. Though it will be a difficult conversation to have, it’s possible to have a discussion with him/her that is effective and clear.