Telling Loved Ones About Your Husband’s Affair and Possible Virginia Divorce

Posted on Apr 26, 2011 by Hofheimer Family Law

When your husband has an affair, it affects not only your marriage but also your relationships with other people.

For instance, you may be wondering whether you should tell your family and friends about your husband’s adultery. On one hand, you may think that people close to you already notice that something isn’t right between you and your spouse and that it’s best if they’re prepared in case you decide to seek a Virginia divorce.

On the other hand, you may feel that your husband’s adultery is very personal information and that telling others may make matters worse by encouraging gossip.

Whether you tell people about your husband’s adultery depends on a few factors. Before you tell anyone, you should first ask yourself whether the individual is trustworthy. Can you be confident that the news of your husband’s adultery and your possible Virginia divorce won’t be spread around to others?

If you do decide to discuss this information, it should be with people you love and trust. Even in that case, how much information you reveal is up to you.

While it may feel therapeutic to vent about your husband’s adultery, doing so may backfire on you if you both decide not to get a Virginia divorce. It will be more difficult to rebuild your marriage if the people surrounding you are turned against your husband and are unsupportive.

How you cope with the aftermath of your husband’s adultery is your decision, including whether you want to tell others that your husband had an affair. Either way, be sure it’s the right decision for you and your future.

Contacting a Virginia Divorce Attorney

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