Christmas is kind of an odd time of the year. When things are going well in your life, it is a time of great joy. However, when your personal life feels out of control the holiday can be very depressing. Divorce is one of the events that often make people feel as if they have lost control of their lives.
We have found that many couples in California choose not to divorce during Christmas. At the same time, we understand that there are some situations that make it is impossible to wait until after the holidays. If you find yourself dealing with the end of your marriage at a time when others expect you to be joyful, consider using the following tips to help you cope.
Listen to your attorney: Lawyers know how difficult it is to deal with a breakup in the best of times, let alone during a holiday. We want you to know that attorneys can be a source of support and personalized advice during a holiday divorce.
Be with others: Surrounding yourself with people that care about you is good medicine for the emotional distress of divorce. Avoid spending too much time alone during the holidays.
Practice self-care: As divorce attorneys, we know how easy it is to succumb to sadness when divorcing during Christmas. Be sure to take care of yourself during this difficult time. Eating right, getting some exercise and acknowledging your own needs can go a long way in helping you cope with a Christmas divorce.
We encourage you to continue learning about divorce and other family law issues. You can find additional information on these sensitive topics published on our website and in our blog.