Surviving the Holidays After Divorce

December 17, 2014 2:20 AM

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The holidays are an emotionally charged time of year for all of us, but especially for those who have experienced any loss, which, I'd argue, is most of us who are over 30. If you're experiencing your first holidays after a divorce (especially if your kids are spending the holidays with your ex), it's tough to focus your energies on feelings of happiness and gratitude, instead of sadness and resentment.

1. Assign your own meaning to the holidays. I've heard so many people say they hate the holidays, but that's a bit like saying you hate your life! (Because who is in charge of enjoying your life? You!) Don't give your power away. Yes, it's easy to get sucked into the currents circling around us duri...

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