For many, Thanksgiving is a holiday to be with family and to offer thanks. Unfortunately, for anyone moving through the divorce process, this time of year is emotional and stressful. The holidays are often a logistical challenge, too. Families may have grown apart, and it’s hard, but the holidays don’t need to be a sad time. Here are a few tips to make the most of your Thanksgiving.
Make a List
This holiday season is about being thankful. So, make a list of things you are grateful for. It may be difficult to clear your mind and consider anything besides the divorce. For this reason, find ways to express gratitude during this holiday. We recommend a list. You can add anything you’d like, including children, your parents, your career, or perhaps a good friend who has been with you through the entire ordeal.
Form a Tradition
Families and couples often share holiday traditions. After a divorce, you might feel abandoned and lonely. Reflecting on old traditions is easy. Instead of dwelling on the past, consider forming a new tradition with friends and family. This will help you form new memories that are positive for years to come.
Furthermore, new traditions provide a sense of stability for children who are also forced to adapt to new situations.
Find a support system in your family and friends. Surround yourself with them this holiday season. Often, divorce brings out the worst in people. It’s important to find those who genuinely care about your well-being and stick with them. Friends and family often offer constant support, helping to create new memories for the foreseeable future.