The holiday season is a fun, yet stressful one, for most people. One thing that can make this even more challenging is if you find out that you are going to go through a divorce now. Since there is a 60-day waiting period for divorces, you aren't going to be divorced by Christmas even if the petition is filed today. We know that you might not want this hanging over your head for the rest of the year.
There isn't much that you can do now since you can't bypass the waiting period. You need to take steps to build your own happiness for the season. It might help if you don't focus everything you do on the divorce. Try to think of things that you want to try and work on making some of those happen.
We know that the end of your marriage isn't an easy time for you. This is a big life change that requires you to take steps to protect your interests. Even though you should enjoy the holidays, there might be some things that you do have to handle for the divorce. Make sure that you carve out time for these.
Another consideration for many people is their children. This is a difficult season for kids to have to work through this type of situation. Talk to your children to find out what you can do to help them. Try to find new traditions you can start that will help them through this holiday and to look forward to future ones.
As you are learning how to live your new life, take the time to think carefully about the options you have. We are here to help you find out what those are when it comes to the divorce process and to move forward with your chosen plan.