On behalf of The Law Office of Gustavo E. Frances, P.A.
The holidays are a time to celebrate with your family, a fabulous time filled with special memories we will treasure forever. But what happens when the merrymaking ended up badly? While the holidays are important, your family’s well-being should be your top priority year round. When getting a divorce during the holiday season, you probably feel you will never be able to enjoy this time of the year again. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Divorce often helps you make wise decisions about how you want to live your life. Change is often painful but necessary for any type of growth. A Fort Lauderdale divorce attorney can help you survive your divorce and the holidays.
Even in the best of scenarios, the holiday season can be a busy time. It may feel more overwhelming if you end up celebrating the holidays on your own. A lot of emotions will rise to the surface and it may feel a bit frustrating. Be patient as you spend the holidays with your family. It is the best approach to making the post-separation process more pleasant.
Think about your kids
Most kids love the holiday season. It is hard enough for them to spend Thanksgiving or Christmas with only one parent. You can always postpone Thanksgiving or Christmas until you are ready to celebrate. Some divorcees pick an early date. Whatever works for you, just have a good time with your family and avoid becoming a Grinch this holiday.
Sometimes you will feel like the less fortunate person around. A good way to avoid this feeling is by volunteering at a soup kitchen or at a center that provides for families in need. When you focus on others, something amazing can happen. You will slowly forget about your troubles and be thankful for what you have.
Reach out to your loved ones for support
Everybody needs extra help during the holidays. But sometimes you have to ask for it. Nobody can read minds. You and your children deserve to enjoy the holidays. Yes, divorce is an upsetting event but you can enjoy the holidays just like everyone else.
Welcome new traditions
Divorce changes everything in your life but some changes can be enjoyable. Think of a family tradition you want to introduce this holiday season. Spending Christmas with your loved ones is a good place to start. You can always continue old traditions but it is best to keep them simple. You can create and modify your traditions as wish.
Going through the divorce during the holidays is something you need to plan ahead of time. Giving more thought to what you want to achieve will make it more likely you’ll have a happy holiday season. We are here to help you make these tough decisions. It is tempting to file for divorce on your own but this may not be wise, especially during this time of the year. You already have enough things to worry about. Call us today and schedule your initial case evaluation with Fort Lauderdale divorce attorney Gustavo E. Frances.