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Making it through the holidays after your divorce

You feel like you have done considerably well coping with your divorce and the whirlwind of changes it has brought with it. However, a holiday is quickly approaching and you are starting to notice little reminders about what your life used to be like. You may be experiencing considerable heartache, especially if you have children who are spending the holiday with your former spouse. At Essig Law Office, we have helped many individuals in Illinois to work through divorce proceedings as quickly and amicably as possible. 

While your attitude makes an incredible difference in your ability to cope and face the future with positivity, some days are just plain hard. With the holiday coming up, you may be looking for ways to keep your celebrations alive and memorable despite the changes in your family. According to the Huffington Post, here are some of the things you can do to survive the holidays:

  • Come up with new traditions and ways to celebrate. Be creative in finding unique ways to enjoy a holiday without facing constant reminders of the past. 
  • Consider buying yourself an exciting gift or doing something to reward yourself. 
  • If you have children, do your best to put their needs first and make their holiday exciting and memorable. If you are sharing custody with your former spouse, never engage in gift-giving competition and be respectful of your ex's time with your children.  

By maintaining an optimistic attitude and implementing the suggestions above, you can give yourself a chance at enjoying the holidays regardless of your current situation. For more information about divorce and child custody, visit our web page. 

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