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The holidays after divorce

The end of a marriage is not something many people celebrate. The divorce process can be taxing on your emotions and your finances. After your divorce, you may not feel like celebrating the holiday season, but you may find there are a few things that you can enjoy.

First, realize that you don't have to attend every party or function you get an invitation to. For many people, the last they want to do is head off somewhere where they will find everyone together with their families. Your friends will realize that it just might be too soon to celebrate much of anything.

Next, remember that you don't have to follow all of the old traditions. It's time to make some new traditions. If you have children, though, keeping some of the old traditions can make it easier for them during the holiday season. Combine a couple of the old favorites with some traditions and you're soon to have a set of that you call can love.

If you don't have a lot of shopping to do this year because you're single, then it's time to go shopping. There are likely plenty of items that you would like to have, including those simply weren't financially prudent. While you don't want to go broke at the mall, a little splurge on yourself can make the season a bit merrier.

If you're stuck in the middle of the divorce process, the holidays can be difficult, too. Your attorney can help you fight off the blues by recommending a therapist who can help you navigate this difficult emotional time.

Source: Huffington Post, "Yule Be Okay! Navigating The Holidays After A Divorce," accessed Dec. 09, 2016

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