If you are currently going through the process of a divorce or you have just stepped out of a divorce, the holiday season can be challenging, especially if there are children involved. For this reason, you will want to consider these four tips for getting through the holidays during a divorce:

  1. Create New Traditions: First off, you shouldn't let old traditions hold you back from starting new ones. After all, once the divorce is done, you will be settling into a new life, so it's best to start some new traditions on your own. If you have children, this can get them excited for the holidays instead of moping about how it was in the past. Doing this will also help you move on with your new life. 
  2. Get Support: If you have any friends or family members who have gone through a divorce during the holidays in the past, try to seek them out for advice. You can also ask for their help with the kids. You can switch off babysitting, which can help with shopping for gifts during this time, as well. Since you won't have your spouse to lean on during this time unless the custody arrangement has allowed it, it will be easier this way. 
  3. Make Plans With Family: If you didn't spend much time with your own family in the past because you and your spouse had your own things to do during the holidays, consider reaching out to them. This can help you to create new traditions and it can give you the support that you need to get through this time. This is especially helpful if you don't have kids since you definitely don't want to spend time alone during the holidays. 
  4. ​Decorate Your Home: Decorating your home for the holidays may seem overwhelming during this time. However, it can help take your mind off the divorce. On top of this, you finally get to be as creative as you want with the decorations instead of having to agree on decorations with your spouse. 

When you consider these four tips for getting through a divorce during the holidays, it can be much easier for you and the kids. Be sure that you consult with your divorce attorney during this time if you run into any problems with your spouse as far as arrangements for the holidays go with the kids. Your attorney will be able to help you keep your calm and help you make the right decisions about how to negotiate on time with the kids with your ex-spouse. Click here to find out more