16 Nov Covington Divorce Attorney | TKG | Thanksgiving and Divorce
If you are suffering from a recent divorce, Covington Divorce Attorney Tammy Karas-Griggs knows that Thanksgiving can be a tough time for you. Thanksgiving and Divorce do not go hand in hand. When we think of Thanksgiving, we often think of mass amounts of food, family, friendship, fellowship, and warm and fuzzy feelings. For many Americans, this is not the case. During Thanksgiving, wounds can open up from a recent divorce: especially if you are not the parent with your kids on this Holiday. Divorced parents without their children might not feel so great about cooking a meal. Here are some ways to get through Thanksgiving if you happen to be alone.
It’s easy to wallow in self-pity and with social media being the main part of our lives, it’s easy to look at our friends’ pictures and posts on the internet and compare our lives. Make sure that you realize that these are just images and are most likely not showing the inner struggle they may be going through. You don’t post your sadness on the internet and others don’t either!
Plan a Thanksgiving at Another Time
You can plan your Thanksgiving with your children at any time! Living in America means that you can celebrate with your family whenever you want! The week before or after is an appropriate time to plan a special activity with your family!
If you find yourself alone on this holiday, it might be best to practice self-care! If you find yourself complaining about not being able to do things because of the hustle and bustle of life: now is the time! Try buying a book for your holiday break, going to see a movie you’ve been wanting to see or taking a trip to the spa!
Nothing makes you feel better than helping others. If you can’t be with your family, there are tons of ways to volunteer and give back to your community. Many charitable organizations are short-staffed on Thanksgiving and could use some help. Try volunteering at your local soup kitchen, or donating old clothes to a charity. Homeless people need lots of help during the cold winter!
Tammy Karas-Griggs cares deeply about you and your family’s well-being not only during the holiday season but all year! If you are struggling with your recent divorce and need help from a divorce attorney in Covington, she is here with open arms. Contact her today!