Regardless of how your divorce process went, it is normal to experience strong emotions after finalization. You are experiencing a major change in the way you conduct your daily routines and traditions. It only makes sense that your first holiday season after a divorce may make it difficult to bring happiness into your life. However, there is hope for changing your outlook on life during this time of the year.
Fait & DiLima, LLP is here to offer the advice you need to approach this holiday season with your head held high. While emotions may arise, it is possible to navigate them successfully.
Consider Unique Traditions
One way to begin healing after your divorce is to create new traditions and practices in your life. Think about things that you may have always wanted to do but never got the chance to. If you have your kids over the holiday, involve them in the planning process. For example, maybe you could institute a movie day leading up to the holidays, watching family favorites and spending time with one another.
Build A Strong Support System
When healing after divorce during the holidays, it is pinnacle to have a solid and reliable support system in place. You should not have to go without social interaction during this time of year. While you may not have the same dynamic with your ex-spouse, you can still get together and bond with loved ones. Get in contact and let them know how you are feeling and what would help support you during this time. Another option is to designate specific days to spend with friends or family to ensure you have the necessary support.
Find Comfort In Alone Time
While it is critical to create your own practices and to have a support system in place, there will be times where you have to be alone. For example, your ex-spouse will likely have time with your children around the holidays. While it might bring discomfort at first, know that there is value in alone time. Think about activities that bring you peace or comfort, and try to fill those in times where you are alone. It does not matter the type of activity you choose, as long as it allows you to spend time with yourself without experiencing stress.
Support is Here
Fait & DiLima, LLP understands how tough the holiday season can be, especially after divorce. We are here for our clients and can help put them in touch with the needed resources to succeed after separation.
Contact Fait & DiLima, LLP today to schedule a confidential consultation and discuss your case at (301) 251-0100.