Let’s face it, it’s a challenge for parents to create new traditions and devise a plan to survive the holidays. For the recently divorced parent, the holidays can be an emotional, stressful, and perhaps a lonely time of year – especially if they don’t have new traditions and support systems in place.
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Once you accept that you can only control your own behavior – not that of a person with a difficult or high conflict personality – your life will greatly improve.
Whether you’re contemplating divorce or already in the process, your primary concern should be your children and how this will affect them.
You and your children can build new traditions and memories of the holidays that will endure the test of time and nourish everyone after divorce. The holiday season doesn’t have to be a time of stress overload.
Be sure to establish an open dialogue with your teen so they can discuss the stresses in their life and brainstorm solutions with you.