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7 Tips for Surviving the Holidays After Divorce

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Schaumburg divorce lawyer, holidays and divorce, recently divorced, divorce tips, divorce trendsThe holidays can be a stressful time for anyone, but this season is often especially difficult for people who have recently ended a long term relationship. Divorce will require major changes in a person’s life, upending their living situation, their finances, and their relationships with family and friends.

The emotional fallout of these changes and the loneliness that can come with being newly single can make it hard to cope during what is supposed to be a happy time of the year.

If you have recently divorced or are in the process of ending your marriage, these tips can help you get through the holiday season and begin the new year on the right foot:

  1. Take some time for yourself - You may not feel up to taking part in holiday parties or gatherings, and it is okay to spend time on your own doing things you enjoy. Spending some quiet time at home while you read a book or watch a favorite movie or TV show is a great way to recharge and prepare for your life after your divorce.

  2. Take part in holiday activities - While time alone can be nice, it is also good to get out of the house and enjoy some of the festivities taking place in your area. Attending concerts, local gatherings, or other events is something you can do with friends or on your own, and spending time around others is a good way to combat the feelings of loneliness you may be experiencing.

  3. Spend time with friends and family - Loved ones can be a great source of support during and after your divorce, so be sure to reach out to family and close friends when you need them.

  4. Take care of your health - It can be easy to neglect your physical health after your divorce, but taking the time to exercise and eat healthy food will make a big difference in your quality of life.

  5. Buy a gift for yourself - The holiday season is a time for giving, but during this time of emotional difficulty, you should not be afraid to treat yourself to something you will be able to enjoy both right away and in the coming months.

  6. Give back to the community - Volunteering with a local charity is a great way to take your mind off your troubles, remind yourself of the positive things in your life, and provide some holiday cheer to those who need it.

  7. Create new traditions - After divorce, you will likely be mourning the loss of certain holiday traditions you used to enjoy with your ex-spouse. Finding new activities, crafts, or events that you can enjoy either on your own or with friends and family will give you something to look forward to during the holiday season each year.

Contact a Barrington Divorce Attorney

By following these tips, you will be able to make the most of your holiday season and create a good foundation for your life after divorce. If you need legal assistance with any outstanding issues in your divorce, including modifying or enforcing a divorce order, the family law attorneys at Anderson & Associates, P.C. can answer your questions and advocate for your interests. Contact a Schaumburg divorce lawyer at 847-995-9999 to schedule a free consultation.

Sources:

http://www.divorcemag.com/blog/divorce-and-the-holidays-how-to-survive

https://drkarenfinn.com/divorce-blog/life-after-divorce/180-21-tips-to-survive-divorce-and-the-holidays

https://www.liveabout.com/tips-for-surviving-the-holidays-while-youre-surviving-divorce-1102848

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