There is more to asking for a divorce than telling your spouse you want out and then leaving the home. While you have the right to take this path, you don’t want to make poor decisions during this time that harm you when it’s time to move through the actual process.

Here are several paths to consider when asking your spouse for a divorce:

  • Discuss your divorce and then leave: It may sound abrupt, but you may want out of your marriage so badly that leaving your home is the only thing you can think to do.
  • Ask for a trial separation: Yes, this can drag out the process, but it also gives both individuals the time to determine if divorce is truly the right answer. You may find that you enjoy living apart. You may also find that you can’t live without the other person. This is what the trial is all about.
  • Work together to push forward: There’s a chance that you and your spouse agree that divorce is the best solution to your personal problems. In this case, you can work together to move through the process in the most efficient and time-friendly manner possible.

You must strongly consider the path you take when asking for a divorce. It’s the decisions you make along the way that impact your life in the future.

No two people are in the same situation, so the path you take must be a result of your personal beliefs and what you hope to accomplish in regards to your relationship and eventual divorce.