Coping with the nostalgia may be difficult during the holidays. The first Thanksgiving or Christmas after a divorce will be fraught with poignant memories of previous Thanksgivings and the traditions you shared. You can expect to feel sad. The contrast between how you felt in previous years and how you feel this year will make it even more painful. Take this year to make new traditions. If you always spent Thanksgiving with your spouse's family, go visit yours this year. Consider volunteering at a soup kitchen, or having a Christmas dinner with your friends. When you're dealing with divorce, don't put all your focus on how things were. Think about how things could be now, and take steps to make them that way.
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