HuffPost Live host Alicia Menendez has her own memories of the holidays after her parents divorced, and she was joined in remembering that first holiday season post-divorce on Tuesday by Joanie Winberg and Zoe Bergeal.
Winberg's first holiday season post-divorce was rough — "I had a lot of tears that night," she said — but her family adapted, and her children discovered the appealing side of the split.
"They liked the idea of having two Christmases, all of a sudden they had double the gifts," she said.
Multiple divorces and remarriages in Bergeal's family led to her visiting four holiday celebrations.
"It's exhausting. I know it sounds terribly spoiled, but I unwrap so many presents" she said. "The holidays are a marathon."
Other guests contributing to the conversation were Julia Torres Barden, Steve Grissom, and Terry Gaspard, founder of movingpastdivorce.com.