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Those of you who have ever initiated or been in divorce proceedings, how did it go when you informed your extended family members about it?

 

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Posted - November 17

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  • 13723
    I told no family member, other than my sister, until it was over and done.  That makes it so much easier for them.....no need for them to try to intervene. 
      November 17, 2020 12:44 PM MST
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  • 38487

     

      I agree. 

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      November 17, 2020 1:37 PM MST
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  • 33701
    They were not surprised. My daughter even said: "It's about time, dad.".
      November 17, 2020 2:10 PM MST
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  • 5243
    I definitely recall hearing some "divorce is a sin" BS out of a couple of people, but mostly people were relieved for me. 
      November 17, 2020 7:51 PM MST
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  • 38487

     

      Jokingly, I think some imminent marriages should be considered sins before they even start and should never take place, thereby avoiding all that jazz at the back end! Lol.
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      November 18, 2020 9:51 AM MST
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  • 5243
    For real, though. No joke. 
      November 19, 2020 6:57 PM MST
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  • 4760
    It was pretty friendly, all around.
    We had married too young, being sorta rushed under pressure from the religious organization we worked at (if you dated more than a couple months, they thought you should get married), and we didn't have kids to worry about.

    We realized we grew into different interests, and wanted different lifestyles - so divorce was the best option.
      November 18, 2020 10:06 AM MST
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  • 38487

     

      The question is about the way the news was received by your family members.
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      November 18, 2020 12:58 PM MST
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  • 4760
    Yep.  The first line of my answer.
      November 18, 2020 1:17 PM MST
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