3 Things You Should Say to a Person Going Through Divorce

Good, bad, right or wrong, we all know someone or are connected someway with someone who is heading into a divorce, or in the middle of the divorce.  It can be very difficult to know what to say when someone you care for is going through something so tough.  Below are some tips of things you can say that should make the person you care about know you are there for them.

  1. “I’m here to help you take the steps to get through this.”  Divorces are not easy and can feel very lonely.  Broken hearts, trust, hurt feelings, etc. need time to heal.  Let the person you care about know that each and every step – big or small – you are by their side.  Bet that will make them feel better.    
  2. “I know you are hurting and heartbroken right now.”  Do not try to fix this person or tell them it’s going to be ok.  One of the best things we can do as human beings is acknowledge someone else’s feelings.  The person you care about just needs to hear that you get it, you see it and you appreciate what they are going through.
  3. “Take care of you right now.”  Some people going through a divorce worry about what friends, family and especially their kids if there are children involved are feeling.  It is completely okay and appropriate for a person going through a divorce to take some “me” time. Sometimes people need that encouragement to know that it’s ok to do so.  

Here at Howard Family Law, we pride ourselves that we walk beside our clients through each step of the divorce process and handle their divorce with the utmost courtesy and respect.  You can trust that we will handle your divorce so you can take care of you.

If you have questions related to a possible dissolution, child custody questions, or parenting time concerns, please do not hesitate to contact our office at (952) 224-9410.