“Tis the season to be jolly,” couldn’t be further from the truth because you and your spouse are divorcing during the holidays.
Divorcing during the holidays can be extremely difficult, especially when you are in a hotly litigated court divorce that pits you and your spouse against each other and leaves your family in tatters, and you an emotional wreck.
But did you know there is a better way? A way that works with an interdisciplinary group of professionals who are committed to working through your divorce in a non-adversarial method, without going to court.
A collaborative divorce supports your family with a team you select, including family lawyers, financial specialists, mental health professionals, child specialists and divorce coaches.
During the holidays, our team of mental health experts sees our clients struggling with how to best survive the emotional baggage divorce brings during the holidays. Here are a few suggestions we like to share with our clients to help ease the holiday blues:
- Be kind to yourself – divorce can often bring feelings of grief to the surface
- Be at peace when you say ‘no’ to attending the numerous holiday activities with friends and co-workers
- Exercise regularly, stay hydrated, and eat a balanced diet, which can go a long way to giving you an energy boost
- Develop new seasonal traditions, and honor those in the past you enjoyed
When you are experiencing a blue holiday due to being involved in a divorce, reach out to share your emotions with a mental health professional – talking in a safe, non-judgmental environment can be very life-affirming.
A Better DivorceTM is an interdisciplinary group of professionals who are committed to non-court, non-confrontational solutions for family law matters.
Note: This information is general in nature and should not be construed as legal/financial/tax/or mental health advice. You should work with your attorney, financial, mental health or tax professional to determine what will work best for your situation.