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Navigating the Holidays After a Divorce

Keeping Yourself Bright During the Bright Season

The time after a divorce can be difficult for anyone to try and process what has happened in their lives, but adding the holiday season to that mix can make trying to move on after a divorce even more challenging. A time meant to be about family gatherings and giving to loved ones can be difficult for those who are struggling to understand what happened to their marriage.

Fortunately, those who are having a difficult time after a divorce do not have to struggle throughout the holidays. Here are ways you can more effectively navigate the season and manage your emotions.

Keep a Positive Attitude

Negative circumstances can surely make trying to remain positive more challenging, but looking for the bright side of life can have a significant impact on your mental wellbeing and the wellbeing of others. Choosing to think positively about the season and the people around you can gradually help you maintain that positive attitude throughout a more significant stretch of time.

Surround Yourself With Your Loved Ones

A big part of the holiday season is about spending time with those you love, including your friends and your family members. It can be very easy to sneak into seclusion after a divorce and avoid communication with others, but doing so can only serve to add to your feelings of loneliness.

Use this time to embrace your interactions with your loved ones. The time spent with them can have a positive impact on your wellbeing, as they can help you process your feelings while simultaneously spreading holiday cheer.

Try Things New and Old

There may be special holiday traditions that you’ve engaged in over time that might help you feel better when emotions become difficult to manage. From special desserts to holiday activities, participating in these holiday traditions can help you turn your attitude in a positive direction.

At the same time, your new status might mean it’s the perfect opportunity to try something new that you may never have done before. Though it might seem a bit scary at first, stepping out and trying something outside of your comfort zone can help you see that moving forward is possible.

Ask Your Divorce-Related Questions

When you are unsure about something related to divorce, it’s important to speak with an attorney who understands divorce law and can give you proper guidance on how to take action. The attorneys at Drexler Law are prepared to help you determine the best course of action as you plan your next steps forward.

To learn more about divorce in Colorado or to speak with an attorney, call us at (719) 259-0050 or visit us online.