Are you divorced or going through a separation? Well, with the holiday season coming up, you could be entering a very difficult experience. How do you handle a time that is supposed to be fun and exciting, when you’re going through something that is emotionally and mentally draining?
We spoke to Melbourne’s best divorce lawyers and the leading family lawyers in Southern suburbs of Melbourne in Mirabellas Solicitors, and they provided us with some tips on how to handle the holiday season when you’re divorced or going through one.
Plan Your Holiday Schedule Earlier
The holiday season should be something that you look forward to. And that can be incredibly difficult when you are going through a divorce or if you are separated. So in a bid to turn that frown upside down, you have to plan out your schedule as early as possible. This will help you in two ways:
- You will have something to look forward during the busy times
- If you have kids, you can organise some time with them (more on that below)
While you might not have any ‘solid’ plans, having a rough idea of what you are going to do is going to help you get through this period.
Speak To Your Partner Beforehand If You Have Kids
If you have kids, going through a divorce through the holiday season is even harder. You are torn between wanting to see your children, and not causing problems with your ex-partner. So how to go about it? The best way to plan for this problem is to speak to your partner about your plans for the holiday season (which is why, if you followed the point, you wouldn’t have major problems) so you can both come to an agreement on the best way to handle the kids. You can share days with the kids, or you can have them for one part of the season; while your partner has it for the other. By planning out with your ex-partner your holiday schedule, you can come to a fair agreement on how to manage the children.
Go With Family & Friends
The holiday season might be hardest time of the year if you are going through a divorce. The best way to cure it is to surround yourself with family and friends. They are going to provide you with a level of comfort, support and fun that you are going to need during this period of time. There is no questioning that they will help you through this process in more ways than you know. So when it comes to going through the holiday period, turn to the people closest to you so you get the help you need.