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Divorce Holidays

Divorce: Here's Your Holiday Survival Kit

Kat Forsythe, MSW | Posted 02.02.2015 | Divorce
Kat Forsythe, MSW

As a newly single person, you can celebrate with lots of parties and gift shopping if that's what you truly like to do. But you're also permitted to opt out of all of the holiday hoopla if you're feeling vulnerable.

Oh, There's Other Places Than Home for the Holidays

Patrice Bendig | Posted 01.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Patrice Bendig

It was the first holiday in over a decade that I did not go to bed filled with a sense of longing for a "real" holiday. Making my own agenda and celebrating with likeminded people made the day much more gratifying.

Starting New Holiday Traditions After a Divorce

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 01.26.2015 | Divorce
Dr. Gail Gross

Holidays can be especially tricky to navigate as a newly divorced couple. It takes time to settle into the new normal -- for you, your ex, and your children -- and the holidays can be a great time for each of you to set new traditions that work for the shift in your family situation.

Coping With the Holidays When Divorced With Children

Rosalind Sedacca | Posted 01.26.2015 | Divorce
Rosalind Sedacca

What makes the holiday season so challenging for parents considering divorce, moving through the process or transitioning after divorce? Memories of the past. So many difficult emotions come up. It's frightening to think of what lies ahead when a marriage breaks apart.

My Christmas Wish List for Divorced Families

Valerie DeLoach | Posted 02.21.2014 | Divorce
Valerie DeLoach

Christmas can be tough following a divorce. If you are single, then you may find yourself alone during a very vulnerable and emotional time. I know, because I was there. So here is my "Christmas Wish List for Divorced Families" for this holiday season.

What if Your Ex Shows Up at Holiday Parties

Marie Hartwell-Walker, Ed.D. | Posted 02.15.2014 | Divorce
Marie Hartwell-Walker, Ed.D.

A useful therapists' technique is "reframing." Just as you can change the look of a picture by changing the frame (Bigger? Smaller? Plainer? Move it over a bit?), you can change how you "see" a situation by framing it differently.

Should You File For Divorce Before Or After The Holidays?

Susan Saper Galamba | Posted 02.19.2013 | Divorce
Susan Saper Galamba

An important question this time of the year it isn't so much "should I file for divorce," but rather "when should I file for divorce?"

Top 12 Holiday Don'ts For Divorcees

Susan Pease Gadoua | Posted 02.17.2013 | Divorce
Susan Pease Gadoua

For lonely single people -- those not in a couple yet, or those newly out of a relationship or marriage -- the emphasis on pairing up and being part of a family at this time of year is excruciating.

How To Help Your Kids Survive Their First Holiday Season Post-Divorce

Susan Saper Galamba | Posted 02.16.2013 | Divorce
Susan Saper Galamba

Whether you are in the middle of a divorce, or have just finalized a divorce, celebrating this year's holiday season with your children may seem almost impossible.

How To Make The Holiday Season Special For Your Kids

Marie Hartwell-Walker, Ed.D. | Posted 01.30.2013 | Divorce
Marie Hartwell-Walker, Ed.D.

If there's ever a time for divorced parents to be cooperative, it's around Christmas

12 Awkward Things You Should Never Ask A Divorcé

Posted 11.29.2012 | Divorce

Ah, there's nothing like a holiday dinner to bring out the worst in your family. Sure, your kids may reconnect with their distant cousins and somehow ...

Why The Holidays Are Especially Hard For Kids Of Divorce

Tracy E. Clifford | Posted 01.23.2014 | Divorce
Tracy E. Clifford

Every year I have to make a decision. Should I spend Christmas morning at dad's and Christmas afternoon at mom's?

Why The Holidays Are Especially Hard For Kids Of Divorce

Tracy Clifford | Posted 01.23.2014 | Divorce
Tracy Clifford

Every year I have to make a decision. Should I spend Christmas morning at dad's and Christmas afternoon at mom's?

8 Ways To Handle The Holidays Post-Split

Risa Garon | Posted 02.22.2012 | Divorce
Risa Garon

One of the most painful tasks for parents who are in the middle of a divorce or family transition is facing the upcoming holidays.

3 Ways To Survive Christmas After Divorce

M. Marcy Jones | Posted 02.21.2012 | Divorce
M. Marcy Jones

Let's face it. For folks newly separated or divorced, the holidays can really suck. Every year people separate and divorce and have to figure out how to negotiate Christmas from a different place.

7 Post-Divorce Christmas Survival Strategies | Posted 12.08.2011 | Fifty

Christmas brings extra challenges for fractured families, and as the kids get older things get even more complicated. Once kids can vote with their fe...

The Best Holiday Gift Divorced Parents Can Give Their Kids

Marie Hartwell-Walker, Ed.D. | Posted 01.14.2012 | Divorce
Marie Hartwell-Walker, Ed.D.

Parents who could never cooperate while married often find that the holiday season throws them back into the same kinds of arguments and stressful interactions that led to the divorce.

How To Avoid Holiday Hell: 10 Essentials From Our Experts

Posted 01.08.2012 | Divorce

The holidays conjure warm, fuzzy images of roasted Thanksgiving turkeys, adults toasting eggnog and children unwrapping presents. But what happens whe...

Blue Summer For Children As Parents Row About New Partners

Cara Nuttall | Posted 10.02.2011 | Divorce
Cara Nuttall

Summer is supposed to be the season when families get together, have fun and enjoy good weather.

Arianna And Others Weigh In: What Do You Miss Most About Being Married During The Holidays?

Huffington Post | Ashley Reich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce

Even for the most secure and well-adjusted divorcées, the holidays can kick up an array of complicated feelings about married seasons' past. We put ...

Weathering The Holidays After Divorce: 9 Tips From Our Experts

Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce

Got the divorced holiday blues? We asked our experts for tips on how to cope....

HELP! How Do I Handle The Holidays After Divorce?

Judith Wallerstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Judith Wallerstein

It's that time again when divorced families start to worry about how to handle the holidays. I know because at the end of November I begin to get calls for advice from newspapers, friends and strangers as far away as Amsterdam.