Whether it’s Thanksgiving or Christmas, the holidays are a time to
spend surrounded with loved ones. However, enjoying this festive season
is quite difficult in the event of a
The children may spend one holiday with one parent and then another with
the other parent. In some circumstances, the kids may spend the entire
season with only one parent, leaving the other parent without them for months.
Rather than sulk about not having the kids over the holidays, divorced
parents can do one or more of the following suggestions to still make
this time of year special:
Spend time with loved ones – If your family lives far away, you can take some time off from
work and visit them. Even though your children aren’t there to share
the holiday joy, at least you will be surrounded by the ones you love.
If you have any divorced friends who are in the same predicament, see
what they’re up to and ask if you can join.
Check off your to-do list – Whether it’s a book you wanted to read, a film you wanted
to watch, an art or museum exhibit you wanted to see, or a project you’ve
been meaning to work on for quite some time, you now have the free time
to do any or all those things.
Travel – If you want to get away and go on an adventure for a weekend or
even a couple of weeks, now is the time to take advantage of doing so
without having your children around.
Volunteer – Since it is the season of giving, you can give back by volunteering
to feed the homeless or give out presents to less fortunate children.
Catch up on work – Without the children around, you can spend your holidays doing
extra working and getting some overtime pay in the process.
It’s perfectly fine to enjoy the holidays without your children with
you. This could be an opportunity to enjoy your new single life and let
your kids enjoy their time with the other parent.
If you are interested in filing for divorce or modifying a current divorce
order in Florida,
contact the Law Offices of Robert Stepniak today and request a free consultation.