Divorce reality expert Nan Cohen shares her top tips for those dealing with separation and divorce during the holidays.
1. BE GOOD TO YOURSELF AND OTHERS
Foremost, patience with one’s self is important for anyone dealing with a divorce, says Cohen. “Keep positive, supportive people near you. Feeling good about yourself is so important, so screen out negative voices.” Cohen’s advice includes building new networks and contacts—both professionally and socially, exercising, resting and eating right. “It all matters”, and will fuel you for what you need to get done—year round
2. PUT THE KIDS IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Be there for your children, your nieces and nephews and other children you know. Let go of those simmering emotions and focus on the joys and wonders of the season. Children only get one chance to be children. Let them enjoy every moment they can!
3. DECIDE WHO YOU WILL SPEND TIME WITH
This is as good a time as any to start practicing your new lifestyle. Do not force yourself to endure unpleasant and stressful situations. Surround yourself with those people who you choose, so you can enjoy the holiday season.
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