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Your career, your dignity and your divorce

On Behalf of | Mar 1, 2022 | divorce | 0 comments

Going through a personal challenge as serious as divorce can easily impact other areas of your life. At work, for instance, people may inquire about your situation or you may feel it necessary to disclose your circumstances to your boss.

Knowing how to navigate your split without jeopardizing your dignity can help you protect your career.

Protect the details

Divorce often unleashes powerful emotions. You may find yourself experiencing guilt, anger, regret, relief, empowerment and uncertainty all in one day. Given the depth of emotions you may feel, it is not unusual for someone to begin talking without even thinking about context or audience.

At work, however, oversharing the details of your personal life may not only hurt your reputation but could potentially jeopardize your settlement. If you know that speculation is inevitable, create an elevator version of your situation. Practice briefly describing your circumstances without disclosing any private details. Remember that you create boundaries. If you feel that an inquiring person has no business knowing anything, remember that you do not need to provide an answer.

Limit your conversation

Only tell the people at work who may need to know. For example, the human resources department may need information about your relationship status to update personal records, remove beneficiaries on retirement accounts and address other personnel matters. According to fastcompany.com, you will also want to talk to your boss. Experts recommend highlighting only the logistics of your situation as they may have relevance to your ability to work or maintain your current schedule.

Your ability to effectively balance your personal life with your professional life can help you prevent your divorce from negatively impacting your career. With careful planning and an awareness of your behavior, you can keep your dignity and continue to excel in your job despite the circumstances.

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