Building New Holiday Traditions After Your Virginia Divorce

Posted on Nov 19, 2010 by Hofheimer Family Law

When a marriage breaks down and the couple chooses to end it through Virginia divorce, their whole family is affected.

Holiday traditions are a part of family life that might need to be modified in the face of a Virginia divorce.
Many practical aspects of divorce may demand that you adapt your long-standing traditions to accommodate your situation.

Sometimes, a woman who has gone through a Virginia divorce will choose to modify family holiday traditions simply because the original methods of celebration are associated with her now-dissolved marriage and are too emotionally loaded. She may want to reinvent some holiday traditions to better suit her new life as a single woman.

Building new holiday traditions can be very empowering and freeing for a woman after a Virginia divorce. You can choose your new traditions based on your own childhood traditions, ethnic heritage, spiritual outlook or whatever suits you. It’s wise to take a few things into consideration before making any major changes to your old holiday routine.

If you have children, you’ll want to talk to your kids about the changes that they will notice.
Try to frame your explanation in a positive way. You’re embarking on a new adventure together and celebrating the holidays in a new way to reflect that.

If you can, try to keep some positive aspects of the old holiday routine alive to give the kids a feeling of comfort and continuation.

To learn more about surviving the holidays after a Virginia divorce, please visit our article library.

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