Handling the Holidays After a Divorce

Keeping the Season Bright

The emotions you feel after a divorce might seem overwhelming, but no time throughout the year can these emotions begin to flood you more than during the holiday season. The emphasis on family gatherings sometimes leaves you feeling alone more than ever before. Rather than allow these feelings to persist, however, consider these tips to help you get a better handle on these emotions during this time of year.

Practice Self-Care

First, it’s important to remember that your body and mind need to be taken care of, especially when dealing with a wave of challenging emotions. Self-care can be as simple as eating healthy foods (with treats once in a while), exercising, and getting regular sleep. As you take proper care of your body, your emotional wellness will heal alongside it, helping you feel better along the way.

Put Together Special Gifts

Your friends and loved ones may have gone out of their way to make sure you were taken care of during your divorce; perhaps this is the perfect opportunity to give back in some way. Consider putting together some special gifts for these important individuals this year as a way of showing your appreciation for all they have done for you. The adage “it’s better to give than to receive” may sound cliche, but there’s no better feeling than seeing the look of joy on someone’s face when you give them a special gift.

Relish in the Season’s Festivities

Though it may be tempting to spend as much time alone as you can, doing so may contribute to those negative feelings you’re having. Instead, consider spending more time with your family and friends and enjoying the festivities of the season. There are always new things that you can try, from special holiday season food and drinks to different activities near you. Engaging with your family and friends during this time can ease your burden and create memories that will last forever.

Consult with an Attorney If You’re Ready to Divorce

If you’re considering divorce, it’s important to discuss what you’re thinking with an attorney in order to gain guidance on the best course of action for your unique situation. At TRABOLSI | LEVY | GABBARD LLP, our team knows the struggle you may be feeling; we are committed to helping you determine how to move forward with your life.


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