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What to do when your spouse wants a divorce

On Behalf of | Sep 21, 2022 | family law |

Most people don’t want to hear their spouse asking for a divorce. But that’s the reality for a considerable number of couples in Maryland. Having your partner request a divorce can make you feel understandably hopeless. Fortunately, there is always hope, and there are some steps you can take.

Consider getting counseling

Sometimes, you and your spouse can’t work out problems by yourselves. If that’s how things feel, it could be time to get marriage counseling. There’s no guarantee that marriage counseling will make things perfect again between you and your spouse. But counseling can be a major help for getting your marriage moving in a more positive direction.

Avoid lashing out

Hearing that divorce is on the table can make people feel like crying to or lashing out at their spouses. But these behaviors aren’t likely to do you any favors. It’s much better to have adult discussions with your spouse than to risk either of your tempers flaring.

Stay busy

Sometimes, the end of a marriage is inevitable. If there’s no way of repairing things with your spouse, it’s not the end of the world. There’s nothing wrong with taking some time to grieve a divorce. After that happens, you can begin enjoying all the new things to do and people to meet. During this time, it’s also imperative to reach out to family and friends. A group of close people can work wonders for your life post-divorce.

Hearing your spouse ask for a divorce is rarely easy to hear. Hopefully, you can work things out with your spouse. If you can’t, that’s okay. You don’t want to spend your life with someone who wants out of this relationship.



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