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How do I tell people about my divorce?

If you and your spouse have decided to get a divorce, at some point you will need to break this news to your friends and family members. You will also end up having to tell other people who you may not be as close to like your co-workers, neighbors, teachers at your children's school or others. Figuring out how to do this may not always be easy. As recommended by Psychology Today, it is worth your time and effort to think carefully about what you say and when you say it.

One thing to do when deciding how to tell others about your divorce is to focus on what you want them to think about you and how you want them to view your approach to the situation. Putting your attention here rather than on the nitty gritty details of your divorce can help to avoid talking about some of the specifics you may not wish to delve into with everyone. It may also help you to maintain a more positive approach to conversations.

For example, instead of talking about the things you do not like about your soon-to-be former spouse, you can indicate that you are working hard to ensure your divorce is amicable and that you are looking forward to moving ahead positively. 

This information is not intended to provide legal advice but is instead meant to give people in California some things to think about when deciding how and when to tell neighbors or others not in their inner circles about a divorce.

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