It doesn’t matter what stage of divorce you are in, the process is
mentally and emotionally taxing. Many people start feeling the depths
of frustration, sadness, and fear when the winter holidays start approaching.
To help you get through the holidays during a divorce, we have provided
some helpful tips, which you can find listed below:
1. Give the gift of love to yourself.
Loving yourself is one of the most important things you can do throughout
every stage of life. Of course, this principle can become crucial when
confronted with an emotional battle such as divorce. Rather than dwelling
on the divorce and your feelings of loss of love in that aspect, focus
yourself with deep love. Whether you take yourself to a nice dinner, go watch a
movie alone, or stroll around the park while sipping hot chocolate, take
some time to truly understand yourself and your needs. Making yourself
feel good about yourself can make the holidays much more enjoyable.
2. Focus on those surrounding you now.
Although your former spouse may not be around for the holidays, you will
most likely be surrounded by other loved ones and family members. Instead
of dwelling on your current situation, focus on establishing deeper connections
with those around you. Take the time to get to know your loved one more.
Create relationships that are more meaningful with your children. Laugh
about good memories with those who are with you in that very moment.
3. Live in the moment.
Feeling every emotion fully is one of the healthiest things people can
do for themselves. If you are feeling sad, let yourself feel that emotion
to its fullest degree. By doing so, you remind yourself that it is okay
to be human. In addition, it can make the happy moments happier, and the
joyful moments more apparent.
4. Create new traditions.
Most marriages come with many traditions, especially around the holidays.
During divorce, it is easy to look back at these traditions with a regretful
attitude. Instead, do something out of your comfort zone. Take the kids
to a neighborhood to enjoy the holiday lights and decorations. Invite
friends over for an ugly-sweater contest. Spend a day in with your closest
family members, watching a marathon of holiday movies.
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what strategies are best for you. When you become our client, you don’t
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