If you have a decent job and have worked throughout your marriage, you may not think that it's necessary to seek spousal support. Not being able to support yourself on your own isn't the only reason that you can seek spousal support, though. There are other reasons that you may want to seek support, such as if your spouse was cheating on you and spending your assets down by providing someone else with gifts or dinners, if you supported your spouse through school expecting to join the financial reward of their new career and many others.
While the main reason to seek support is if you can't afford to support yourself without it, you may want to consider seeking support if one of those other situations applies to you.
What should you do if your spouse doesn't want to give you support when you ask for it?
To start with, you should know that spousal support isn't guaranteed. If you are in a good financial position and your spouse hasn't done anything wrong, then it's possible that you won't be able to receive it. However, if you need the support or are asking for compensation for other actions, then you should collect documentation that supports your claim and try to negotiate. If your spouse won't negotiate with you, then you may want to ask your attorney to reach out to their attorney to discuss potential spousal support.
In a worst-case scenario, your request for spousal support may have to go to the judge. They will then make a decision on the case and decide if you will receive it, and if so, for how long.