How to Talk About Your Divorce
Talking about your divorce is tricky if you don’t have a plan. Spend some time rehearsing what you want to tell people. This will make it easier when your divorce is brought up in casual conversation. Use the following tips to guide how much or how little you want to share.
Your words are your own. Know that you have the choice to say as much or as little as you want about your divorce. You decide what and how much you want to say.
Don’t gossip about your ex! Keep the focus on you – your feelings, experiences, and growth. Saying negative things about your ex keeps you stuck in the past.
Poison alert! Social media and divorce do not mix. In fact, it’s a dangerous combo that can be damaging to you! Pause broadcasting your private life during divorce. Nearly all divorce cases that go to court in the US rely upon evidence taken from Facebook, Twitter, email and other social platforms.
Keep your language positive, or at least as close to neutral as possible. The words you use are quite revealing. When you speak about your divorce, do so with integrity.
Short is sweet. In most situations, a brief statement about your divorce is all that’s necessary. Rather than rehashing the past, ground yourself in moving on.