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How to enjoy the holiday season after a divorce

Divorce is difficult no matter what time of the year it takes place. However, things can get really get tough during the holiday season. Although you may be down in the dumps, don’t let this hold you back from enjoying the holidays. This is a special time of the year, and you deserve to have an enjoyable experience.

There are many things you can do to enjoy the holiday season following a divorce. Here are three ideas to consider:

— Decorate. Even if you lost all your decorations in the divorce, you can still go out, buy what you need and decorate your home to bring cheer to your surroundings. From lights to a tree and everything in between, don’t stop short.

— Start a new tradition. There is no point in sticking with the same traditions as when you were married. It is time for a new start. For example, don’t visit the same place to purchase your tree.

— Stay busy with friends and family. You may be divorced, but you still have people who care about you. Now is the time to rely on friends and family. Maybe you can bake cookies with your friends. Or maybe you can go to church with your family.

Divorce is never easy and this can make it difficult to enjoy the holiday season. If you want to take back the holidays this year, there are things you can do that will put you in a better frame of mind. This will go a long way in helping you forget about the divorce process.

Source: The Huffington Post, “3 Ways to Reinvent Your Holidays After a Divorce,” Michela Montgomery, Nov. 08, 2015

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