How to survive your first divorced Christmas

The Calm Monkey

Divorce is not easy to begin with, and when Christmas comes roaring at you with full force, it can be overwhelming.  If you experienced a break-up of a significant relationship or a marriage this year and are facing how to deal with your first Christmas as a new single, here are some tips:

  1. Make new traditions.  If you had Christmas traditions as a couple or family, let them go. Take the opportunity to create new traditions. If you have children, involve them in designing new things they can do with you.  It can be as simple as baking or visiting Christmas light displays.
  2. Always attempt to work cooperatively with your ex. I know that most divorced couples do argue, but even if you do, it is best to take a cooperative approach.  Try to put aside any judgments you have, especially if children are involved.
  3. Do not wonder what…

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