Home > Personal > Explaining a Separation by Letter

Explaining a Separation by Letter

By: Beth Morrisey MLIS - Updated: 22 Dec 2010 | comments*Discuss
 
Letter Separation Partners Contents

Separating from a partner is hard enough, but at some point the friends and families of those involved will want to know what is going on. Explaining a separation via letter is a good way to clearly and concisely discuss the situation and let loved ones know how each partner is faring with their new circumstances. Such letters can include as much details as the writer prefers and do not need to be formatted as a formal communication.

Content of a Letter Explaining a Separation

Explaining a separation by way of a letter allows the writer to include as much detail about the new situation as (s)he would like. At the very least (s)he will want to include a statement that (s)he and her partner have separated. If (s)he would like to include more information about the separation then (s)he might include:
  • Where each partner is now residing and how to contact them.
  • What led to the separation.
  • If there is a time limit for the separation.
  • If reconciliation is likely or if the separation is a known prelude to a divorce.
  • If the partners will have contact during the separation, including counselling.
  • If the letter writer is willing to discuss the separation with others.
  • How each partner is faring emotionally.
  • An expression of thanks for support and honouring each partners’ wishes.

A letter which explains a couple’s situation, unless necessary for a business relationship, will be a personal affair.

Example of a Letter Explaining a Separation

20 December, 2010

Dear Jan and Mark,

I announce with great sadness that Liam and I are separating. This has been a very tough decision for us, but we feel that taking some time apart to reassess our personal goals and shared relationship is the best thing for us at this moment.

For the next six months Liam will be moving into an apartment close to his work and can still be contacted on his mobile number and via email. If you need his postal address I can supply it or you can feel free to ask him for it. I will remain in our current home and am always contactable via the usual means.

We have no plans to divorce at this time, though we are both aware that this is not out of the question depending upon how we feel in six months’ time. I want to thank you in advance for your support during this tough time, and while I know that I can always talk to you should I need to at this point I don’t feel much like discussing the matter. I know you will respect this, and I can’t tell you how much that means to me.

Thank you again for your support.

Always,

Margaret

You might also like...
Share Your Story, Join the Discussion or Seek Advice..
Why not be the first to leave a comment for discussion, ask for advice or share your story...

If you'd like to ask a question one of our experts (workload permitting) or a helpful reader hopefully can help you... We also love comments and interesting stories

Title:
(never shown)
Firstname:
(never shown)
Surname:
(never shown)
Email:
(never shown)
Nickname:
(shown)
Comment:
Validate:
Enter word:
Latest Comments
  • Raj
    Re: Writing to Your MP
    How to write to member of parliament regarding transfer posting in bank from west Bengal to Kota Rajasthan.
    23 July 2019
  • Glenn Hudson
    Re: Letter Explaining Reasons for Bankruptcy
    I need someone who can write a letter for Chapter 7 and 13 filing for mortgage.
    11 July 2019
  • Nneka
    Re: Letter Announcing a Death
    How can I write a letter to inform my daddy's club members that my daddy is dead.
    2 July 2019
  • RISINGSTAR
    Re: Letter Announcing a Death
    I am suing a company, I just found out my attorney had deceased, What kind of letter do I send to the company I am suing? and how do I…
    2 July 2019
  • Fay
    Re: Writing to Your MP
    I want to write to my local MP to help with getting my Child into school. She has been out of school for 3 months now and she is 15 Years old…
    8 June 2019
  • markeylaw
    Re: Letter to Insurance Company Placing a Claim
    I am looking for a letter to send to both my mortgage provider and insurance company. My mortgage is with…
    28 May 2019
  • Sow
    Re: Writing to Your MP
    I want to write an letter to MP, requesting for recommendation for my citizenship application.
    22 May 2019
  • JAYGA3
    Re: Letter to a Judge to Defend my Case?
    I am trying to write a professional letter to a judge to ask for arbitration in my divorce case.
    20 May 2019
  • JDQ
    Re: Letter Announcing a Death
    how do I write a letter informing my meeting colleagues of my father's death; as required by one of the meeting rules
    17 May 2019
  • MIkar
    Re: Letter of Complaint to the Council
    Can you help me with a complaint of how to write a letter to council and discuss the poor outdoor play area?.Thankyou
    10 May 2019