Divorce and the Holidays – Tips on How to Get Through
It’s very common to feel blue during the holidays, especially if you are in the middle of a divorce or have just finalized a marital separation agreement.
Holidays bring out many emotions, and when you are going through a divorce, those emotions are magnified, and rightfully so.
Our collaborative divorce mental health professionals often teach families how to navigate the holidays emotionally. Here are a few tips they share with clients on how to get through these emotionally charged seasons:
- Surround yourself with supportive family and friends
- Create a holiday sharing schedule ahead of time
- Create new traditions – doing this can give a spark of excitement
- Look to the future – realize the holidays will pass, and you will heal from your divorce experience
- Be kind to yourself – taking some “me time” is not selfish; it’s essential to the healing process
- Step out of your emotional safety zone – open yourself up to new experiences
- Don’t make your children pick sides of who they will be with on important holidays
- Allow yourself to have fun – lean into new experiences and emotions
Many times, during the holidays, experiencing emotional turmoil can be overwhelming to you but, don’t let these feelings overcome you – reach out to a mental health professional. They will teach you strategies that can help you get through the holiday season more healthily.
Our team of mental health professionals can not only help you, but your spouse and your children, deal with the negative feelings divorce often bring.
Family Divorce Solutions is comprised of well-respected, experienced and trained attorneys, mental health professionals, financial professionals, and child specialists who work as a team to reach a complete and satisfactory resolution for everyone involved.
Contact us today to see how we can help you keep your family’s emotional wellbeing intact during the holidays.
Note: This information is general in nature and should not be construed as legal/financial/tax/or mental health advice. You should work with your attorney, financial, mental health or tax professional to determine what will work best for your situation.
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