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Summer is almost over and you know what that means — the holidays are right around the corner. If you’re newly divorced, or even not-so-newly, the holidays can be a time of dread. But there are things you can do to reduce the stress level. With that in mind, here are some tips from Divorce Care, a website dedicated to helping divorced people heal properly in order to rebuild their lives.
For more information on survival tips for handling the holidays, go to DivorceCare.org.
- Mentally prepare for the holidays
- Accept the difficulty associated with the holidays
- Lower your expectations
- Avoid alcohol
- Consider new ornaments
- Consider shopping online
- Have someone to talk to – a friend, counselor or clergy
- Invite a new (same sex) friend out to socialize
- Set boundaries
Take the steps above and then enjoy each moment for what it is.
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