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Posted by: Maricopa Lawyers on Dec 13, 2016

Divorce can be hard, especially during the holidays. Traditions are changed and family members seem to be missing. Easing the stress of the holidays can be difficult, especially when children are involved. If you’re struggling to cope with a divorce during the holiday season, here are some ways you can ease the pain.

Tips for Surviving the Holidays During a Divorce

To get through the holiday season, here are some tips that may help:

Don’t make any big decisions
With the already added stress of the holidays, now may not be the time to hire a new divorce attorney or to see a mediator. Take a break from all of your divorce negotiations and spend that extra time with family and friends. Divorce negotiations can be resumed after the holiday season.

Reduce the tension with your ex
Since you’ve paused your divorce negotiations for the holidays, now is the time to try to also get along with your ex as well. This will not only make your children happy but it will also make you happier. Being pleasant with your ex can go a long way over the holidays.

Take care of yourself
Do something every day that makes you happy. Take a bubble bath, hang out with friends or binge watch a TV show. Investing in your mental health and happiness will make your life more enjoyable and make you more enjoyable to be around.

Start a new tradition
Divorce means change. It’s time to start your own traditions for the holidays. Cut down your own tree, bake cookies for a cookie exchange or volunteer your time. This is the perfect time to start something new.

Spend time with your family
Spend more time with your family. Reconnect with family you may not have seen in a while. Being with family is a great place to be nurtured, have fun and be yourself.