There’s never a good time to get a divorce, but ending your marriage during the holiday season can be particularly challenging, especially if you have children. While it can be easy to get caught up in your hurt feelings, it’s important that you and your ex present a united front. Here are three simple suggestions that are sure to assist in the coming days and weeks.
Make time for your kids. When was the last time you took some time off work? You should always make an effort to strengthen and build upon the relationships with your children, especially during challenging times. Remind your kids that you’ll always love and support them no matter what. Your family unit might be in the midst of a transitional phase, but it isn’t the end of anything. Instead, it’s a new beginning, and exciting opportunities abound.
Team up with your ex for the greater good. This is often easier said than done, but it is possible. Talk to your ex about teaming up for a day or two of family fun. Take the kids sledding, go see a movie, or have a meal together. Leave your disagreements and arguments at the door, and simply resolve to spend time together as a family. Laughter, conversation, and fun activities can go a long way in healing hurtful rifts and preparing your family for the changes that lie ahead.
Leave your legal decisions for after the new year. Lastly, we recommend putting all of your legal decisions off until after the New Year. The end of the year is filled with work, family, and other responsibilities. The hustle and bustle of the season can lead to added stress, rushed decisions, and more. Putting things on hold for a few extra weeks can give you time to catch your breath.