Sunday, November 14, 2010

Divorcing and Dreading the Holidays?

As if Divorce or Separation wasn’t hard enough—along comes Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years. It is undisputed that those going through the tumultuous process of divorce feel increased depression and despair as the holidays approach. Most people try to manage these feelings themselves and get through the holidays without a support system. However, there is a tremendous amount of help and support for people going through a divorce, especially during the holidays.

There is a valuable website called DivorceCare, and you can click on the website here: On this website, you can read articles, watch videos, sign up for daily encouragement emails, and most importantly, find a local support group for yourself, and also find a support group for your children. These groups meet weekly and are free to anyone who wants to attend. The website also has a bookstore with an incredible selection of books.

There is also a special section for people divorcing as we move toward the holidays: DivorceCare: Surviving the Holidays. This is a special Surviving the Holidays event (free) that features video instruction and group discussion on how to get through the holidays. If you attend the event, you have the opportunity to talk with other people who are going through the same issues, and also receive a free Holiday Survival Guide.

If you are going through a divorce, a separation, or are facing the holidays for the first time after a divorce, you do not have to go through these holidays alone. You also don’t have to manage feelings of depression or despair by yourself. Look through the materials on the DivorceCare website and find a group to join. There are people eager to help.

The website again is DivorceCare, and can be found at

The section of DivorceCare for surviving the holidays can be found at DivorceCare: Surviving the Holidays.

If you know of someone going through a divorce or separation, please share this information with them. During this holiday season, we should try to help those who may need it.

If you are interested in learning more, please call Wendy Alton at 734-665-4441 or email her at More information about her firm, Pear Sperling Eggan & Daniels, P.C., can be found here:


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