It didn’t take long for 2018 to fly by. Whether you’re celebrating Hanukkah, Christmas, or Kwanzaa, the December holiday season can be worrisome for single parents. It doesn’t have to be that way, though.
In this issue, the San Diego family law experts with the Men’s Legal Center will talk about ways to make this holiday season the best one yet.
- Be selective about whom you choose to spend time with.
Family gatherings and holiday parties are the norm, but try to spend time with those who will lift you up spiritually and mentally. Being with those whose company you do not enjoy will only bring uneasiness – and perhaps anxiety – to you and your children.
- Schedule a bit of relaxation time in between the hustle and the bustle.
Whether it’s sitting in traffic as you travel to meet friends and family, or rushing to get the perfect gift, plan to take a day or two for yourself. Good ideas are catching a classic movie or game or TV, going for a hike, or simply kicking back and reading a book and listening to your favorite tunes.
- Be realistic: not everyone else is enjoying the perfect holiday season.
It’s tempting to fall into the trap of thinking that everyone else is living a charmed life, and will enjoy the perfect Hallmark holiday season. They’re not. In addition to enjoying the time you have with your family and friends, make the holiday season your own with your individual traditions.
- Don’t go into debt to buy gifts for your children.
Holidays aren’t meant to prove your love and devotion through financial transactions. We often fall for the marketing blitz of the newest and latest gadgetry for our children. The truth of the matter, however, is that simple and reasonable gifts often make a far greater impact on their lives.
If you’re thinking about divorce, call the San Diego divorce attorneys at the Men’s Legal Center.
We hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday season. Remember, family is everything, regardless of marital status, and here at the Men’s Legal Center, we’ve earned a reputation of trust and can position you for the best possible outcome of your divorce. Our sole purpose is to make sure you have the resources and knowledge they need for the best possible outcome in family court.
You can reach us at 619-234-3838 or via email.