divorce and the holidays

A Journey of Courage and Optimism

The turn of the year often brings reflection and resolution, especially for those navigating life after divorce. January, frequently referred to as “divorce month,” marks a new beginning for many. It’s a time of mixed emotions, challenges, and, most importantly, opportunities for growth and renewal. As two women who have journeyed through divorce, we understand the complexities of reshaping life during and after this transition.

  1. Embracing New Traditions
    This holiday season may feel daunting. We found that creating new traditions was key to reclaiming joy during these times. Whether it’s a solo glass of wine in tranquility or a new way to celebrate with the kids, these moments can turn into cherished memories.
  1. Financial Independence and Responsibility
    Financial independence is critical. This involves knowing what you have and what you need before entering into negotiations. Preparation is key to budgeting realistically, understanding credit, and making smart financially-informed decisions. We’ve both had to navigate these waters, and doing so has brought a sense of empowerment and stability.
  1. Social Media and Emotional Health
    In an era where social media is intertwined with our daily lives, it’s vital to be mindful of what we share. This period is a time for personal growth, not public display. We advocate for journaling or confiding in close friends or a therapist instead.
  1. Building a Support System
    We cannot stress enough the importance of having a robust support system. This includes legal, financial, and emotional support. We are privileged to have created a platform which serves as the foundation guiding many through these complex processes.
  1. The Power of Acceptance
    Accepting emotions as they come is perhaps the greatest gift you can give yourself. The first holiday season will be different, but it’s the start of something new and potentially wonderful.
  1. Client Resolutions and Insights
    Reflecting on the resolutions shared by our clients, it’s clear that life, especially when divorce is part of the equation, is about self-rediscovery and empowerment. Here are some of the resolutions our former clients have shared with us:
  • “Create a budget and STICK TO IT.”
  • “Always remember I have options! That way I never stay stuck.”
  • “Embrace whatever life throws at me.”
  • “Forgive, let go, and move forward.”
  • “Focus on self-care and happiness.”
  • “Deal with my anger and embrace happiness.”

divorce and finances

As women who have experienced divorce and helped countless others through it, we want to assure you that it does get better. You have the power to shape what your holidays and future look like. Remember, this is your journey, and each day is a new opportunity to make your life the best it can be.

We hope our shared experiences and advice bring comfort and guidance to those navigating divorce challenges, especially during the holiday season.

Remember, you’re not alone on this journey, and today is indeed YOUR day to shine and thrive!

Happy Holidays,

Karen and Catherine