The holidays are full of celebrations and get-togethers and there is often
a lot of pressure to enjoy yourself. If you recently endured a divorce,
however, you might be dreading this supposedly joyous time. There is absolutely
nothing wrong with that, or with any other emotions you might be feeling
at this time. Here are some tips to help get you through the holiday season
after your divorce:
1.Be patient: The fact is that the holidays can be stressful for anyone, regardless
of the situation. When you add in the stress of a recent divorce, new
family dynamics, and a major change in scheduling, it would be understandable
if you felt overwhelmed. Instead of being hard on yourself, take it easy
and be patient with yourself. If you share children with your former spouse,
be patient with them as well. This is going to take some adjusting and
it cannot happen overnight.
2.Be flexible: The holidays are all about celebrating with those closest to you, but
this does not have to take place on a specific day. You can decide to
celebrate Thanksgiving or Christmas on a different day and it will still
be just as special. If you cannot have the kids on a specific holiday,
make your own holiday with them on another day and try not to stress about
3.Reach out to your friends and family: No one can read your mind and they might not know if you are going through
a particularly hard time. Instead of waiting for them to come to you,
reach out to them. They want to help you and be there for you, so reach
out and ask for it. Asking for help is one of the best things you can
do for yourself.
4.Make new traditions: Divorce changes things. However, these changes can pave the way for new
traditions. Instead of fixating on the past, look toward making a better
future and creating your own traditions. If you previously spent Christmas
with your in-laws, maybe now you can take this opportunity to spend the
holiday with your parents and siblings, or close friends. Your life is
not the same, but different does not mean worse.
5.Give yourself a gift: This year, do not leave yourself off of the gifting list. Do something
kind for yourself that will make you happy.
Denver Family Law Attorney
At The Moodie Law Firm, we are focused on providing professional, prompt,
and personalized representation to clients in Denver and its surrounding
communities. If you are in the midst of a divorce, or considering one,
you will need experienced representation to get you through this difficult
time. Let us guide you through the process and protect your interests.
We handle a wide range of cases involving child custody, child support,
property division, domestic violence, and much more.
Contact our office today at (303) 578-3940 to schedule a consultation.