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Single Bell Rock: Divorce and the holidays

by | Nov 13, 2019 | Divorce

Winter is fast approaching, and some New Jersey residents have already spotted some snowflakes. The holiday season has officially begun, and many people are looking forward to celebrating with family and friends. For families dealing with divorce, it is natural to feel sad or anxious. It can seem overwhelming to find a new normal during a divorce, but learning a few holiday hacks will help a divorcee feel calm and confident.

Each divorce is unique, and people react to emotions and life changes in different ways. Many divorced people admit feeling resentful or angry towards their ex because it can be difficult to share special occasions with children, family and friends. It might be a good idea to have an agreed upon schedule ahead of time. It may feel as if beloved traditions have been ruined or taken away, and it is ok to be sad, but experts recommend finding positive ways to keep busy and discover new activities. 

Even if a person is looking forward to life after divorce, it might feel strange to adjust to a change in the household dynamic, like the absence of an ex, children or even a pet. This might be the perfect time to make plans with friends or sign up for a class or club where one might meet new people with similar interests. Becoming involved with a charity or volunteering for a good cause can be a rewarding experience as well. 

In addition to being an emotional experience, divorce is a legal process. It can be difficult to stay on top of court proceedings and make important legal decisions. New Jersey residents might want to consider consulting a reputable attorney to provide solid advice throughout the process and help them prepare for a new chapter.