Wednesday, 27 November 2013 02:01


Thanksgiving Tips for the Newly Separated or Divorced

            Thanksgiving is this week and you may be wondering how you will survive the holiday this year.  Whether you are separated or divorced, the start of the holiday season can be overwhelming, but it does not have to be.   In a recent Huffington Post article Denise L. Denois lists ten tips  to enjoy the holidays post-divorce.  These tips apply whether you are newly separated or divorced.  

1.  Don't compete with your ex.

2.  Keep busy.

3.  Think about your kids, and don't manipulate or guilt them into spending all of their time with you to the exclusion of your ex.

4.   Be magnanimous.

5.   Invent a new tradition.

6.   Clean house.  Cleaning can be cathartic, clear out the old and make way for the new.

7.   Find acceptance.

8.   Be creative and resist the urge to overspend during the holiday season.

9.   Focus on others.

10. Focus on yourself.  

 For more information on coping with the holidays and ways to implement the tips above, as well as tips for adult children of divorce,  read Hess Family Law Blog:  Surviving the Holidays Part 2:: Thanksgiving.

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