No matter what time of year it may be, divorce can be a daunting and emotionally draining process. During the holidays, this sadness can grow worse, especially because family settings are a little different during the process. However, it is important to maintain a positive attitude during a divorce and to enjoy each day, including the holidays, as much as possible.
If you are going through a divorce and find yourself growing nervous about the upcoming holidays, take a deep breath and consider the following helpful tips:
1. Enjoy the company around you.
During the holidays, it’s easy to get wrapped up in the changes such as who isn’t around, traditions that may no longer occur, and more. Although your former spouse may be missing, other loved ones are by you in that very moment. Instead of focusing on the sadness, focus on the family and friends that surround you. Make this holiday about getting closer to your parents, creating a deeper holiday meaning between your children, or establishing more meaningful relationships with your closest friends.
2. Let yourself feel every emotion.
Oftentimes, people going through divorce commit one common mistake. They forget that feeling emotions is okay and healthy. Divorce brings about change and recognizing this change can be the healthiest thing you can do for yourself. If you are feeling sad, recognize that it is okay to be this way. Let yourself feel the emotions so that the next, happier ones can take place, too.
3. Start new traditions.
Because change is one of the biggest parts of divorce, it is important to remain flexible, especially during the holidays. Maybe you and your spouse used to drive up to a cabin every year. Instead, create a new tradition with the loved ones around you. Drive up to the snow to build snowmen with the kids. Have friends over for a night of hot chocolate around the Christmas tree. Throw an ugly-sweater party. Whatever you choose to do, know that this holiday is not about doing the same things repeatedly. It is about establishing a new self and a new way to live your life.
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