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Dealing with divorce while surviving the holiday season

The holidays are supposed to be a time of celebration and coming together of family. But what happens if you are just at the beginning of your journey as a split-family? It is not an easy road, but there are steps that you can take to ease the grief of a traditionally joyful family holiday season that suddenly feels lonely in festive San Antonio.

1. Finding new and exciting creative ways to celebrate

The hardest part of the separation and divorce during the holiday season may be those deeply engrained traditions that you and your family did every year. These traditions can bring back difficult memories of a happier time for both you and your children. By finding new ways in which you can celebrate, you begin to create something new for you and your family which helps to heal and bring new joy and new memories.

2. Rediscover your lost talents

Rediscovering something that once brought you joy and fulfillment but which may have gotten lost in the course of your marriage can bring great joy to your life post-divorce and especially during difficult seasons. This can consist of activities with family or friends, but should also include something just for yourself in order to rediscover who you are, who you were, and who you want to be.

3. Go ahead - open the presents

Yes, there may be much sadness and hurt as you journey this difficult path, but don't be afraid to see what gifts are out there for you. You deserve happiness, so embrace the challenges that await you as new opportunities for self-discovery and growth. Welcome a positive mindset towards the gifts awaiting you on this next phase of your life; you never know what they may contain.

The endeavors on which you are about to embark should you be considering divorce or going through a divorce are difficult and can be daunting. Please do not hesitate to reach out to trustworthy attorneys who can help you along this journey and ensure that your interests are protected.

Source: Athens Banner-Herald, "How to get over the holiday blues," April Burkhart, Dec. 16, 2012

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