Before informing your spouse you want a divorce, you should be sure you want it. You don’t want to raise the matter and change your mind later, as this can affect your relationship going forward. Additionally, your spouse may not take you seriously when you bring up the subject in the future.
But when you are ready for divorce?
You have tried multiple solutions
Marriages have ups and downs. Not all disagreements end in divorce. If you and your spouse are not on the same page, you can try different solutions, including therapy, talking to friends and so on. But if you have tried these solutions but your issues are not resolved, perhaps they are too deep, you may be ready for a divorce.
You no longer want to work on the relationship
If you are no longer willing to work on the relationship, chances are you want to dissolve it. A solution to make the marriage work may be available, but you may feel it’s best to go your separate ways.
If this is your experience, consider informing your spouse sooner to allow them to come to terms with the divorce as well.
Your decision is not a reaction
Divorce should be a well-thought-out decision. It should not be a response to an argument or a form of punishment. If you are ready to inform your spouse you want a divorce in a peaceful conversation, stating your thoughts healthily – you may be ready for a divorce.
Being ready for a divorce is different from wanting one. When you are certain you want to dissolve your marriage, you should seek legal guidance to know the steps to take.