Let's talk about the holidays- if you are going through a divorce, the holidays can be an emotional time for you. Whether it's your first year without your kids, or the 10th year without them, it's difficult to face the holidays alone.
If it's the first year you may be feeling isolated and alone. You might worry that your kids are going to miss you. Preparation is key.
Here are 10 tips for spending the holidays alone:
If you have a friend or family member going through a divorce, you can offer support in many ways. Reach out and let them know you understand this is a difficult time for them and ask what you can do to help. Feel free to join your friend for any of the activities listed above. And the best thing you can do is be a good listener- try not to offer advice and just listen.
Jody Comins is a mentor for volunteer mediators in the Norfolk Probate and Family Court and a court approved facilitator for the required Parent Education program. She is a teacher at The Divorce Center's Parents Apart program. More articles are featured on her