The pain of going through a divorce can be magnified during the holiday season. Not only will you be overwhelmed by stress, but your divorce can also make the holidays even more emotional. You may feel like the world is collapsing around you, but it is not. While the situation your are in may be depressing, there are happier times ahead. There aren’t any magical solutions to making the holidays any better but here are a few tips to make the holidays more bearable while you go through your divorce.
Important tips to remember for surviving the holidays and your divorce
Plan Ahead –
Plan things that are fun, exciting, and relaxing for the holidays. Most importantly plan things that will keep your mind off of the divorce. Plan to do things with close family and friends who will make the holidays memorable and make the time you spend with them positive and happy.
Create New Rituals and Traditions –
You probably shared special rituals and traditions with your soon-to-be ex-partner, and those things may be on your mind during the holidays, but the best remedy is to create new rituals and traditions for the holidays.
Ask for Help and Support from Family and Friends –
Don’t try to deal with your emotions on your own. What you’re going to feel is only going to be amplified, and the support of your loved one is the best way to deal with those emotions. Tell them that you need their companionship, understanding, listening ears, and shoulders to cry on.
Be Realistic –
The holidays aren’t going to be picture perfect during your divorce. Things aren’t going to go as planned and you should expect that. Expect to be overwhelmed emotionally and for the holidays not to live up to your expectations. Take it one day at a time and get the most out of the holidays that you can.
Contact a Tempe Divorce Lawyer | Attorney Ronald L. Kossack
If you have any questions about dealing with divorce during the holidays, or if you need legal advice or representation, please contact Ronald L. Kossack or call 480-345-2652 today.