Mt. Juliet and Lebanon TN

If you are separated or going through a divorce, it’s never really a good time, and the holidays can be especially difficult. If you have children, it makes figuring out how o navigate the holidays even harder and painful for all involved.

Your Nashville divorce attorney Yancy Belcher wants to provide you with some tips on dealing with a divorce through the holidays:

  1. Be Positive-Resist the urge to mope, even though that may be all your energy can muster at the moment. Remaining positive will help you feel more upbeat, and bring more holiday cheer for you and your loved ones around you. Instead of focusing on the dreadfulness, or even the relief, of your separation or divorce, remanence instead on the joyful moments you had throughout the year.
  2. Plan Ahead-Take time now to work on a plan with your spouse, or soon-to-be ex-spouse as far as splitting time with the kids. If your children are old enough, involve them in the decision making. It’s important to play fair, always, as generosity breeds generosity. For example, maybe your ex gets the kids on Thanksgiving, and Christmas Eve, while they spend Christmas Day with you or vice versa. You two decide what is best, and meet on common ground.
  3. Create New Traditions-You don’t have to be lonely through the holidays. Maybe you start a new tradition that involves celebrating with close friends or family while your children are away visiting your ex. Maybe you decide to give back and focus on someone else by volunteering at a local shelter or soup kitchen to help the homeless or less fortunate. There are many new traditions that you can make your own; after all, it’s a new beginning.
  4. Take Care of Yourself-Nothing beats stress and the blues like eating healthy and exercising. It’s important, at all times in your life not just now, that you take good care of yourself. You not only will feel better but have more energy to tackle household chores and to-do lists that used to be shared with your ex. If you have kids, you’ll have more energy to spend time with them as well.
  5. Be Proactive-If you already know that your parents or family aren’t going to be around for the holidays, plan an activity for yourself that doesn’t involve moping about the house in your robe all day! What that activity looks like will be different for everyone, but be sure to have a plan in place for the holidays, so you don’t get caught at home, alone.

Divorce Attorney in Nashville

Nashville attorney Yancy Belcher and his staff wish you Happy Holidays. To learn more about divorce or legal separation in Mt. Juliet or the greater Nashville area, please contact the Law Office of Yancy Belcher by calling (615) 773-2889 to schedule a free consultation.

The Law Office of Yancy Belcher is proud to serve clients in Hermitage, Lebanon, and Mt. Juliet, TN.


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