‘Tis the season.
The stretch of the year anticipated by some and dreaded by others.
It’s the time when family gathers and the lack of family pierces.
We bond over memories and rituals and some mourn the loss of traditions.
We see the wonder of the season through the eyes of our children and some feel the pain of being apart from their offspring.
Holidays are especially tough in the first couple years after divorce as you’re struggling to find your footing while tripping over Hallmark commercials and the message of perpetual cheer.
If you’re facing the holidays after divorce or a breakup, here are my very doable suggestions on how to cope.
And remember, family are the people that have your back even if they don’t have your blood.
4 thoughts on “‘Tis the Season”
Timely post – my first “season” separated….interested to see how it goes
Best of luck to you!
Thank you so much for the post. It is my first season separated, also. Thanksgiving was ‘our’ holiday. I loved cooking for us. This year my sisters and I are cooking the Thanksgiving meal and taking it to a good friend’s house. She is undergoing chemo right now. I am so glad blessed to be able to spend the day with good people and, to be honest, not think about Thanksgivings past.
I love your plans for this year:)