Holidays

Handling Holiday Hassles With An Ex Who Hates You

Heather felt that familiar sense of dread. December was always the worst. Although she and Brian had been divorced for over three years, the holidays continued to be complicated and miserable. Despite her best efforts to keep things friendly, there was zero flexibility. If Molly or Jack had holiday parties or special events, Brian would…

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Gift Giving Tips for Divorced Parents

Molly used to love Christmas but now she can’t wait for it to be over.  Ever since her parents split, the holidays have turned into a gift-giving battleground.  Now during the holidays all her parents seem to care about is how they can outdo each other.  While getting nice gifts initially was pretty cool, it…

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10 Tips for Handling the Holidays When You Are Divorced

Traditionally holidays are depicted as a special time of the year for families to be together. However, when a divorce or separation occurs, many parents and children find themselves feeling confused, disappointed, conflicted and frustrated. During this time of the year it is important to remember special occasions do not have to be emotionally stressful…

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Helping Kids Handle Holiday Events

When family events come up, especially during the holiday season, most of us spend our energy focusing on things like: • Taking care of last minute details • Buying gifts • Planning menus or preparing for guests And how to squeeze in all the programs, dinners, seasonal activities and parties into our already full schedules.…

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