How to Tell the World

February 25th, 2015

So you and you spouse have decided on a divorce. Chances are it has taken months or years for you to reach this place, and while you have given it great thought, you probably have kept it a secret from most of the people in your lives. Most of your friends and family probably think things in your marriage are great because of the picture you have created over social media or through Holiday cards. Determining the best way to inform those you love of your ending marriage can be very difficult.

You may choose to send out an email to everyone on your list, or announce it over Facebook by changing your relationship status or adding a post. This quick and emotionless option may be appealing because it gives you the control of choosing how to respond while saving face. You also may choose to spend hours on the phone crying, talking, or making future plans with your close family and friends. A large issue with breaking up is that you have made many relationships over the years and chances are, many of your friends love both of you. This can be an emotional process for everyone involved.

An option that is becoming more and more popular is throwing a divorce party. This is a way to “celebrate” the impending end of your marriage. This is a slightly controversial event that some think a divorce should not be celebrated but mourned. Whether you are for or against this option, it is a way to spread the news and begin to move on.

If you are about to begin the divorce process, make sure you have an experienced attorney on your side. Contact us today at (503) 226-7986, or read more about the divorce process here.


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