Tips on How to Handle Your Divorce at Work


Divorce takes a toll on everyone involved, to the point where it may even begin to distract you in your professional life or affect your ability to maintain the same workload. We have some tips that will help you smoothly navigate this difficult situation, so you can remain focused at work

Staying Focused at Work

It can be hard to keep it together at work while your marriage is ending. Although this matter is incredibly personal, you should consider talking to your boss about it without divulging any unnecessary details. Instead, talk to your boss about how it may impact your work schedule or if you think it would be best to lighten your workload a bit. Be honest about what you believe you may need, but do not take advantage of your boss’s understanding and compassion.

Below are some more tips for you to consider:

  • Try to be discreet when it comes to sharing information about your divorce at work. At worst, it could lead to gossip. At best, co-workers may try to approach you about it to inquire about its progress and to ask how you are handling it. Either way, it will distract you from your work.
  • Create an environment that is conducive to productivity and allows you to stay focused. If you have photos of your spouse or other painful reminders in your workspace, pack them up and take them home or throw them out. Just make sure they are not in a place where they may hinder your ability to focus on your work.
  • Do not answer any calls, texts, or emails from your spouse while you are at work. The possibility of you getting roped into a heated conversation is high, especially if your divorce is particularly acrimonious, so save it for when you are off work. An argument with your soon-to-be-ex can derail your entire workday, which is the last thing you need.

Focusing at work during a divorce can be challenging, but with these tips, you can get through it a little more smoothly.

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