4 Tips to Get You Through Thanksgiving After Divorce

Turkey day is nearly upon us. For many, this is a happy time spent with family members and old friends. But for those who are recently separated, Thanksgiving can be tough. It can serve as a reminder of a time when you were once a happy family unit.  But making it through Thanksgiving after divorce does not have to be so difficult. Here are some practical tips for how to manage co-parenting, create new memories, and have a positive experience during Thanksgiving after divorce.  1) Create a Co-parenting Plan Ahead of Time Having a co-parenting plan in place ahead of time is crucial. There is no one-size-fits-all parenting style for Thanksgiving after divorce, but here are some suggestions:  Joint Dinners If things with your ex are cordial enough, consider a joint dinner. However, this has to be done carefully. If it will feel like you are walking on eggshells all night, this is not the best move. It might be tempting to wear your brave face, grit your teeth, and [...]

2022-11-26T10:59:30-05:00November 20th, 2022|Divorce Coaching|0 Comments

16 Tips for Starting Your Divorce Recovery Journey

Your divorce process is winding down and coming to an end. It has felt like such a long, painful road. Now you can see the light at the end of the tunnel and wonder--Now what? Isn't it supposed to get easier from here? Why am I still in pain? Now is the time to start thinking about your divorce recovery journey. You have spent so long thinking about the divorce process--with all the planning,  paperwork, and court appearances--that you may have neglected to think about what comes next. Divorce recovery is a process, just like the divorce itself And it will take time, effort, and patience. Just as there are many different types of divorce, there is no one-size-fits-all approach to divorce recovery. 16 tips to get you started on your divorce recovery journey: (1) Give yourself permission to feel your feelings Divorce is a loss, plain and simple. You are likely feeling a range of emotions, including sadness, anger, anxiety, relief, and confusion. It is important to [...]

2022-11-22T16:03:21-05:00November 12th, 2022|Divorce Coaching|0 Comments

Navigating the Divorce Transition: What’s in Your Suitcase?

You have decided that divorce is for the best. Now you are trying to survive as you navigate the choppy waters of the divorce transition. You are scared, confused, struggling. You can’t quite picture the idea of stepping ashore. You feel weighed down by worry and doubt. Perhaps this is because you have an overstuffed suitcase. In this article, I am going to discuss the difficulties that arise during your divorce transition journey–through an analogy I call the “suitcase metaphor.” It tells a story about what is stopping you from being your best self–and how a divorce coach can help you to achieve your goals. The hope I have for my readers is that by the time you have finished reading you will walk away with some valuable ideas for how to navigate the turbulent water of your divorce transition journey. What's in Your Suitcase? A metaphor I love here is the suitcase analogy. Working as an educator for the last 30 years, I have frequently had my students [...]

2022-11-22T16:03:46-05:00November 12th, 2022|Divorce Coaching|0 Comments
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