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    Children, Divorce, and the Holidays: Minimizing the Effects of Divorce Children, Divorce, and the Holidays: Minimizing the Effects of Divorce

    Children, Divorce, and the Holidays: Minimizing the Effects of Divorce

Children, Divorce, and the Holidays: Minimizing the Effects of Divorce

by Greg Lenacher

Children treasure holiday traditions and they are grieving just as you are but they are not as well equipped to deal with the emotional turmoil that they are facing. Even if past holidays were marked by fighting and strife the children will remember only the good times. As the parent you should make this time of year as stress-free as possible for the children. In the paragraphs that follow I will outline some ways to make your first holiday season as a single parent […]

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    Life After Divorce – 6 Ways to Survive the Holidays Life After Divorce – 6 Ways to Survive the Holidays

    Life After Divorce – 6 Ways to Survive the Holidays

Life After Divorce – 6 Ways to Survive the Holidays

by Joy Cipoletti

 

The period from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day in Western culture (the “holidays”) is tough for anyone going through divorce. The whole family experiences tremendous upheaval experienced in life after divorce which turns traditional holiday plans on end, especially if there are children involved.

One parent will usually have custody for a holiday such as Thanksgiving while the other will be left alone. If holiday celebrations generally involved time with one side of the family, or the former couple hosted the holiday festivities, the divorced couple […]

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    The Little Deaths of Divorce The Little Deaths of Divorce

    The Little Deaths of Divorce

The Little Deaths of Divorce

 

by Arianna Jeret

When I entered the field of divorce mediation, one of the common statements I heard was that in the rating game of potential life traumas, divorce ranks second only to the death of a very close loved one in terms of the impact on the divorcing spouses and their family, friends, and workmates. Having since discussed this with my own friends and clients, I thought I would look through the big, beautiful lens of the internet to see what else has been said about this.

I […]