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Divorce and Holidays

January Is Open Season for Divorce

Divorce Magazine | Posted 01.04.2016 | Divorce
Divorce Magazine

I have many clients who come to me during the holiday season with expectations that things in their marriage would be better if they could just get through the holidays. However, January is the busiest month for new divorces.

The Ghosts Of Christmases Past

Wendy Fontaine | Posted 12.15.2015 | Divorce
Wendy Fontaine

Since my marriage ended in early December, right before the holidays, certain associations persist. The piano music on "A Charlie Brown Christmas" may always remind me of the day I hung two stockings instead of three.

This Thanksgiving, I'm Thankful For My Divorce

Rosemond Perdue Cranner | Posted 11.24.2015 | Divorce
Rosemond Perdue Cranner

It's Thanksgiving. The time of year when we pause to remember and mark all the things in our life we are thankful for. I can count so many things t...

6 Helpful Holiday Tips If You're Going Through Divorce

Divorce Magazine | Posted 11.16.2015 | Divorce
Divorce Magazine

Issues surrounding divorce are difficult enough at any time of the year and only intensify during the holidays. It's like a cosmic collision of high-stress and ultra-stress, with you in the middle. If your divorce is in process and the holidays won't wait -- and they won't -- here are six helpful tips for getting through the tough spots.

Making the Best of this Pre-Divorce Holiday Season

Bari Zell Weinberger, Esq. | Posted 01.25.2014 | Divorce
Bari Zell Weinberger, Esq.

One of many reasons couples decide to soldier through the months of November and December is often an emotional one: they don't want to spoil the holiday season for their families.

How Divorced Parents Should Plan For The Upcoming Holiday Season

Karen Stewart | Posted 12.08.2013 | Divorce
Karen Stewart

For families who are divorced or in the process of getting a divorce, it can be overwhelming trying to figure out what to do having two different households involved. The best thing to do is plan now, rather than leaving it to the last minute.

The Worst Holiday Gift My Ex Ever Gave Me

Posted 12.22.2012 | Divorce

When it comes to finding the perfect holiday gift for the one you love, it's the thought that counts, right? Maybe not. On Friday, we asked our fo...

New Year Divorce Spike

Lynn Toler | Posted 04.29.2012 | Divorce
Lynn Toler

The New Year, it appears, is a good time to shed your old spouse. Divorce filings spike in January and February.

Should We Feed Our Kids The Marriage Fantasy?

Sharon Zarozny | Posted 01.30.2012 | Divorce
Sharon Zarozny

I question the fantasy we hand our kids of a "once-upon-a-time" journey to a romance culminating in a beautiful, very special wedding day full of royal trappings and gifts.

Think Divorce Is Bad? It's Worse

Nancy Fagan | Posted 11.29.2011 | Divorce
Nancy Fagan

Often times, people erroneously think their lives will remain the same after divorce, with the exception of the spouse being gone. Nothing could be further from the truth.

First-Year Divorce Blues: Have A Widows and "Orphans" Holiday

Susan Pease Gadoua | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Susan Pease Gadoua

Going through the first holiday season as a newly divorced or divorcing person can be excruciating.

Giving Thanks for Divorce's Silver Linings

Susan Orlins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Susan Orlins

Last week, in the writing group I facilitate for homeless people, I suggested a pre-Thanksgiving exercise that got me thinking. Instead of the grade-s...