Millions of people get divorced every year, so this months-long process often extends throughout the holiday season. Every divorce process is tough, especially if you’re dealing with financial challenges, reduced time with your children, and stressful legal proceedings.
It is much more challenging to face those issues during the holidays. For that reason, our team at HOLLINGSWORTH ROBERTS MEANS has put together a list of five tips to help you survive divorce during the holidays.
Many people feel overwhelmingly uncomfortable and even depressed by change. Because the holidays are a time for carrying on traditions, any changes to this season can elevate your stress levels and leave you feeling sad. Now is the time to let go of old ways and openly accept change. Start new traditions, and accept that you can be happy with your new lifestyle and circumstances.
Giving to family, friends, and your community in various ways can take your mind off of your stressors. It allows you to look beyond yourself and to find joy in the difference that you make in the lives of others. Look for smaller or more significant ways to give your time and energy to those who would benefit from it.
From alimony to child support, you may be able to receive financial support from your former spouse. Our Carmel family law attorneys can help you to seek financial support or can help you enforce payment to which you may be entitled. Remember to set a realistic budget so that you can manage the funds you can access. This will help you reduce any financial stress.
Connect with Family & Friends
During a divorce, some people like to isolate themselves from others as they work through their emotions and get their new life established. However, isolating yourself during the holidays is extremely challenging. Accept invitations to connect with family and friends, or take the initiative by reaching out to them.
Even when you follow these tips, anxiety and depression could be problematic. Numerous sources of emotional support are available to you. Take advantage of the benefits of individual or group therapy sessions this season and in the months ahead.
HOLLINGSWORTH ROBERTS MEANS Is Here to Help You!
Hollingsworth Roberts Means is the firm that is ready to help you with any legal divorce issues. Our goal is to help make your divorce process as stress-free as possible for you. We promise to be responsive, prompt, and practical, so we ensure to respond to your questions within 24 hours. We care about our clients, so we develop their case-specific to their needs.
Our firm can represent you throughout the divorce proceedings and provide you assistance after the final ruling. You don’t have to deal with the stress of divorce alone during the holidays.
Contact Hollingsworth Roberts Means today at (888) 211-3888 to schedule an appointment!