7 Tips to Survive the Holidays and Focus on Family Life During a Divorce
December 8, 2023
Home » Insights »

7 Tips to Survive the Holidays and Focus on Family Life During a Divorce

The holiday season can be a difficult time for anyone going through a divorce. It’s a time when family traditions and expectations can clash with the reality of a changing family dynamic. But with some planning and preparation, it’s possible to survive the holidays and focus on what really matters: your family.

Here are seven tips to help you get through the holiday season during a divorce:

  1. Plan ahead: Make a list of everything you need to do for the holidays and a target date to accomplish your goals. This will help you feel more in control and less stressed.
  2. Start new traditions: Create new traditions with your children that you can continue after the divorce. This will give you something to look forward to and help you focus on the future.
  3. Take time for yourself: It’s important to take care of yourself during this stressful and painful period. Eat healthy food you love, and take a walk every day. If you can get into nature, even better. Avoid the ways you might be drawn to anesthetize yourself: drinking, binging, drugs, shopping, and the other things you may have done in the past to try to feel better.
  4. Avoid overindulging and self-medicating: The holidays can be a time of excess, but it’s important to avoid overindulging in food or alcohol. This can lead to feelings of guilt and shame, which can make the situation worse.
  5. Smile and be kind to others: Even if you don’t feel like it, try to smile and be kind to others. This can help you feel better and improve your relationships with others.
  6. Stay strong for the kids: Remember that your children are going through a difficult time too. Try to stay strong for them and provide them with a happy holiday experience.
  7. Fall back on friends, family, and therapist: Don’t be afraid to reach out to your support system during this time. Friends, family, and a therapist can provide you with the emotional support you need to get through the holidays.

If you’re going through a divorce during the holiday season, remember that you’re not alone. The attorneys at Hagar and Phillips can help you navigate the legal system and provide you with the support you need. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.

The information provided on this blog is meant for general informational purposes only and should not be construed as medical or legal advice. While we strive to provide accurate and up-to-date information, we make no representations or warranties of any kind regarding the completeness, accuracy, reliability, or suitability of the blog content. Any reliance on this information is at your own risk. This blog may discuss legal topics, but for advice specific to your situation, consult a qualified attorney. We do not assume responsibility for actions taken based on the information herein. We are not liable for any losses or damages resulting from the use of this blog. Links to other websites are not endorsements, and technical issues may affect blog availability. By using this blog, you agree to this disclaimer. Hagar Phillips Attorneys At Law
Recent Articles |  View All
Navigating Drug Charges in Tennessee
The prospect of facing drug charges in Tennessee can be a harrowing experience, fraught with uncertainty and the potential for life-altering consequences. At Hagar and Phillips, Attorneys at Law, we understand the gravity of these situations and are dedicated to offering guidance and support. In this blog post, we aim to demystify the complexities surrounding drug charges in Tennessee, providing valuable insights to those navigating these challenging waters.
Read Post
Probate and Elder Law in Tennessee
In the journey of life, planning for the future or dealing with the loss of a loved one presents a complex set of challenges that require careful navigation. In this blog post, we delve into the essentials of probate and elder law in Tennessee, aiming to shed light on these critical aspects that significantly impact families across the state.
Read Post
Repeat DUI Offenses in Tennessee: Escalating Penalties and What You Need to Know
Driving under the influence (DUI) in Tennessee is a serious offense, particularly for those facing subsequent charges. The state's stringent laws aim to deter repeat offenses through escalating penalties, which can have profound implications on an individual's freedom, finances, and future. In this blog post, we delve into the consequences of repeat DUI offenses in Tennessee and emphasize the importance of understanding these laws.
Read Post