Should I Spend The Holidays With My Ex?


Holidays and vacations after divorce are a minefield of schedules to be hammered out and difficult emotional and physical adjustments to be made...especially if you have children. Since our children are often in our top three issues of concern after a marital separation or breakup, we should try to celebrate the holidays after divorce

Should I Spend The Holidays With My Ex?2023-02-06T14:05:11+00:00

Christmas Alone After Divorce


Spending Christmas alone after divorce can bring heartache that is hard to describe. The expectations about families and Christmas are often unrealistic After divorce, the whole holiday season often causes more sadness and stress than comfort and joy. It doesn’t have to be that way. When you are experiencing your first Christmas after divorce,

Christmas Alone After Divorce2020-09-27T14:22:21+00:00

Vacationing After Divorce


What are your first feelings when you think about vacations after divorce?   Are you excited and enthusiastic?  Or do you have a heartful of sadness, anxiety and fear?  For me, I was devastated that our family vacation traditions were all messed up, and I wondered if I could afford to go on any

Vacationing After Divorce2019-01-16T20:01:38+00:00

Mother’s Day After Divorce


Divorce changes everything.  During and after divorce, even a seemingly clear-cut, simple holiday like Mother’s Day can be full of challenges and disappointment.  Our after-divorce Mother’s Day can bring on feelings of sadness and loss instead of joy and a sense of being appreciated and recognized for our importance to the family. Only another

Mother’s Day After Divorce2019-01-16T20:00:04+00:00

Valentine’s Day After Divorce


Happy unimaginative, consumerist-oriented and entirely arbitrary, manipulative and shallow interpretation of romance day! Okay, it’s almost Valentine’s Day and your valentine is gone.  Your ex-valentine has a valentine of his own, and it isn’t you. How do you handle all of that anger, bitterness, and yes, the desperate sadness you may feel

Valentine’s Day After Divorce2021-01-25T14:15:19+00:00

Surviving The Holidays During Separation or Divorce


Well, here they are again, the holidays … but this year you may have separation and divorce hanging over your head like an ugly, dark, dreary cloud. You may be thinking, “How can I possibly celebrate the holidays after divorce when I’m sad and angry and feel like no one understands and our family traditions

Surviving The Holidays During Separation or Divorce2021-12-23T23:44:21+00:00