It’s hard enough going through a divorce, but when you have to face holidays and other special occasions it can be really tough. Here are some tips on how to deal with these occasions after the divorce.
1. Don’t force yourself to do anything you don’t want to do
Just because it’s a holiday or special occasion, doesn’t mean you have to do anything you don’t want to do. If you don’t want to go to the family gathering or the office party, then don’t. You don’t have to explain yourself to anyone, just say you’re not feeling up to it and leave it at that.
2. Do something for yourself
If you don’t want to be around people, then use the holiday or special occasion as an opportunity to do something for yourself. Get a massage, go to the movies, take a long walk, or just spend some time relaxing at home.
3. Focus on the positive
There are bound to be some negative emotions when you’re going through a divorce, but try to focus on the positive as much as possible. Think about the things in your life that you’re thankful for and focus on those.
4. Spend time with people who make you happy
Surround yourself with people who make you feel good. Whether it’s friends, family, or even your pet, spending time with those who make you happy will help you get through the tough times.
5. Don’t be afraid to ask for help
If you’re feeling really struggling, don’t be afraid to ask for help from a therapist or counselor. They can help you work through your emotions and give you tips on how to deal with the holidays and other special occasions.