The decision to get married is a life changing one, and not one that’s entered into lightly. The same holds true in divorce. There are so many questions and so much is unknown. It’s a frightening time. If you are thinking that divorce may be on the horizon for you, the way that you go about making that decision can be different, depending on your circumstances. We’ll talk about some of those in a moment.
If you read through this and have additional questions, it doesn’t hurt to have a confidential consultation with an attorney to see what your rights and options are. Contact us online to speak with one of our experienced Florida divorce attorneys.
Divorce Happens for Many Reasons
Couples get divorced for many different reasons unique to them. People can grow apart for various reasons. They can stop connecting if they aren’t able to spend time together. There may be instances of infidelity. There may be domestic violence involved. Whatever the reason, Florida offers divorce to anyone, regardless of the reason.
Talking to People Outside the Relationship About Divorce
The decision to divorce is a personal one, and it’s understandable that you might not want to discuss your situation with just anyone. But it does help to get an outside perspective and to voice your thoughts. Spending some time talking with a close friend or relative that will listen without judgment and without making unsolicited offers of advice can help you sort through the thoughts that are likely spinning in your head.
If you’re not at the point where you want to bring this out into your circle, a therapist or religious/spiritual advisor may be a good alternative. Having the counsel of someone outside the relationship can provide a different point of view or way of thinking about the situation you are in.
Talking to Your Partner About Divorce
First, if you are in a relationship in which you are being abused in any way, talking things out with your spouse usually is not a safe option. If this situation applies to you, contact the Florida Domestic Violence Hotline for support and assistance.
Talking about divorce with your spouse is a difficult and uncomfortable thing to do. It may work best if you block out some time when both of you have time to listen and discuss whatever issues are out there, without interruption. If possible, pick a time when you are both at your emotional best. Sometimes this may seem almost impossible, but it’s important not to delay discussing your feelings just because you are not both at your best.
Having an open conversation about why you are thinking about divorce could actually open up space for healing the relationship.
Talking to an Attorney About Divorce
If you are thinking about divorce and are unsure how to proceed, consider talking to an experienced divorce and family law attorney. Consultations are usually free and can provide you with the information you may need to help you make this decision. Contact our caring attorneys at Beller & Bustamante, P.L. at 904-288-4414 or online for a consultation.