12/12/2012 04:11 pm ET

Holidays Post-Divorce: How To Deal (VIDEO)

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

Watch the full segment at HuffPost Live.