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Coping With the Stresses of the Holidays During Your Wisconsin Divorce

 Posted on December 14, 2020 in Family Law

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For many cultures and religions, the month of December is a joyous time during which many celebrations take place and time is spent surrounded by family and friends. For those who are going through a divorce or who have recently gone through a divorce, the holiday season can be challenging in more ways than one. Holidays are a time that is meant to be spent with family, so it can leave those who have recently separated feeling lonely and depressed. Even though every divorce can be stressful at any point throughout the year, your divorce does not have to take all of the cheer out of your holiday season. 

Making the Holidays Merry and Bright

This year is unlike any other in recent times due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It is likely that many people are struggling to get excited about the upcoming holidays, and if you are going through a divorce, that only compounds the feeling of anxiety and fear. However, with a positive attitude, you can look ahead to a better 2021. 

Here are a few tips to help you cope with the holidays during your divorce:

  • Have a co-parenting schedule ready to go. Before you and your spouse will be able to finalize your divorce, you will be required to have a parenting plan in place. The parenting plan will contain information about how you and your ex will co-parent your child, including how you will share the holidays. Even though the holidays are included in your parenting plan, you should still talk with your ex. Before the holidays roll around, you should be sure to talk with your ex and come up with a parenting time schedule specific to the holiday period.

  • Make new traditions with your children. One of the reasons why it can be so painful to go through a holiday season during a divorce is because of the family aspect of the season. If you have children, chances are you have already shown them a few of the holiday traditions that were passed down to you from your parents, perhaps with some new traditions that were created as a family. Now that the family has changed, you should make a point to create new traditions to celebrate with your children.

  • Do not isolate yourself. One of the worst things you could do for your own mental health is pulling yourself away from everyone. It can feel forced and exhausting to spend time with friends or extended family during the holiday season, especially if you do not have your children with you, but it can feel even lonelier if you isolate yourself further.

Our Menomonee Falls Divorce Lawyer Is Here to Assist You 

The holiday season is a stressful time of year, even under normal circumstances. When you add a divorce into the mix, things can become overwhelming. At Bucher, Wolff & Sonderhouse, LLP, we believe that the holiday season should be a time of merriment and fun, rather than stress. Our skilled Waukesha County divorce attorneys are here to help you with the legal issues you may be facing in your divorce case to take as much of the stress off of you as possible. Call our office today at 262-232-6699 to schedule a free consultation.




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