Should I go with my husband to tell his parents we’re divorcing?

Dear Amy: Should I accompany my husband to his parents’ house in order to tell them that we are getting divorced, after 32 years of marriage?

He and I have been together since high school and have lived within five minutes of my in-laws for 30 years. We see them at least once a month.

After much careful consideration, we have decided that a divorce is the most responsible path for us, for reasons I won’t begin to explain.

My husband asked me to go with him to tell his parents, but I am conflicted.

I feel that closure is important and respectful, but we are not divorcing because everything is wonderful.

I feel like my husband knows it’ll be easier for him if I am with him, but I do not want to project like everything is OK.

What are your thoughts? What are some ways I can handle this news?


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