The amount of stress you feel in the days leading up to asking your spouse for a divorce can be unbearable at times.

Fortunately, with the right strategy in place, you can quickly put all this behind you as a means of moving on with the process.

Here are several pointers that can help you when asking for a divorce:

  • Prepare for everything: You never know how your spouse will react, so you need to prepare for everything that could happen. Maybe your spouse begins to cry. Or maybe he/or she becomes upset and violent. Make sure you’re ready for anything.
  • Choose the right place and time: This is important, as you need to block off enough time for a serious conversation. Furthermore, you don’t want to put your safety at risk by choosing the wrong place to discuss your feelings.
  • Stick to your plan: Your spouse may attempt to change your mind, but if you’re sure that divorce is the right choice, you need to stick with your plan.
  • Don’t get into the details: You’ll need to work through many details in your divorce, such as matters of child custody and property division. Even so, you shouldn’t rush to discuss these things. There is plenty of time to work out these details in mediation or a traditional courtroom setting.

There is no “one size fits all” strategy for asking for a divorce. Some people find this easy enough, whereas others struggle to get the words out.

As long as you have a plan and protect your safety every step of the way, you can quickly push things forward with the idea of ending your marriage and starting a new life.