How to Handle Your Divorce at Work

Divorce can have a profound impact on a person’s life and distract you from your day-to-day tasks, including work. The last thing you want is for this major life event to further spread negative ripple effects throughout your life by impacting your ability to perform your job duties, which is why we put together some tips that can help you handle your divorce professionally while at work.

Getting Through the Workday

Although your initial instinct may be to quietly suffer through your divorce at work, it would actually be better for you to inform your boss or immediate supervisor of your situation. You do not need to dive into the personal details, such as the events that led to your divorce or your feelings about it. Instead, discuss the potential impact it may have on your work. For example, if you know of any upcoming court dates, share this information with your boss. The more transparency you can provide, the better.

You will also need to reach out to human resources since there are some documents you must update with your new marital status. If you receive health insurance through your work, for example, your spouse will no longer be eligible for these benefits once the process is finalized.

Here are some other tips for handling your divorce at work:

- Unless someone, such as your boss or human resources, needs to know about your divorce, try to refrain from sharing this information with anyone else. Otherwise, they may approach you during the workday to ask about its progress, which can be distracting.

- Do not make any major changes to your career or position at work. Divorce can make people feel impulsive, so if you are considering making changes, take your time to think them through instead of doing something rash that cannot be undone.

- Take care of yourself by getting plenty of rest, eating well, staying active, and taking your allotted breaks at work.

The divorce process can be difficult to endure, but with these tips, you can more easily navigate it at work.

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