Dealing with Divorce during the Holidays
December and January are often difficult months for couples who are going through a divorce or for those who have recently dissolved their marriages. Indeed, the holiday season can bring added stress, anxiety, and isolation to newly divorced Illinois residents. And this time of the year can be just as tough—if not tougher—on the children of couples who have made the decision to get divorced.
According to a recent article in Huffington Post, it’s important to think about the best ways to get through the holiday season—from early December through New Year’s celebrations—without letting your divorce take a serious emotional toll. For recently divorced parents with children, this can be extremely difficult, as you’re going to be balancing your children’s needs with your own. Family psychologists suggest that some quick planning—for yourself and for your children—can help to make the holiday season a little bit brighter despite the woes of divorce.
Planning for Personal Social Fulfillment
For newly divorced couples, it can be tricky to find yourself socially fulfilled during the holiday season. Many married couples feel that they “share” friends, so to speak, and when divorce happens, those ex-spouses don’t always feel comfortable with “old friends and old traditions.” What can you do to help yourself during the holidays? In December and January, think about some of the following tips to keep you from extreme emotional lows:
Helping Your Kids through the Divorce
If you have children, it’s equally important to revise your holiday thinking so that your kids don’t suffer emotional lows as the weather grows cold. What can you do to help children deal with divorce during the holiday season?
If you’re currently going through a divorce and have questions, you should never hesitate to speak with an experienced Chicago divorce attorney. The professionals at M. Scott Gordon & Associates are here to help.