If you are newly divorced and dreading the holidays this year, we understand. To help navigate this time of year, there are a few things you can do to ensure that you survive the holiday season in one piece.

Probably the most important thing to remember is that there is no right or wrong way to feel during this time. You may be feeling happy and excited about the new start you’ve made, or you may feel nostalgic and emotional as you face new beginnings. Either way, it’s important to remember that no matter how you feel, your feelings are valid.

The first key in surviving the holiday season is to surround yourself with loved ones. Whether this means spending time with family or friends, make sure you have people around you who will offer support and be there for you during this difficult time.

The second key to surviving the holiday season is to set yourself some boundaries. This can mean avoiding certain family gatherings or parties that may bring up painful memories, or setting limits on how much time you spend with certain people. Remember that it’s okay to put yourself first and only do things that are truly important to you during this time.

If you’re feeling particularly down or lonely, don’t be afraid to reach out for help. Whether that means talking to a friend or family member, or scheduling an appointment with a therapist, there is nothing wrong with seeking support during this difficult time.

At the end of the day, remember that you are not alone and that many people have gone through what you’re experiencing. With time and patience, you will get through this holiday season and come out stronger on the other side. 

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