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December 2013 Archives

Kids should see both parents during the holidays

It appears that actress Kate Winslet has created a firestorm over comments she made about parenting time in a recent magazine. She was interviewed for the November 2013 issue of Vogue Magazine, and asked about how she reacts to critics of her parenting. She strongly quipped that her children live with her, and suggested that there was no shared parenting time.

Tips for getting along with an ex during the holidays

The holiday season is supposed to be a time for family time and festive activities. For divorcing couples (and people in troubled relationships) it could be a time of frustration and despair, especially if there are children involved. Indeed, parents want to do the best for their children, and expectations between parents may not be realized either through scheduling conflicts or other disagreements.

Caring for children of divorce during the holidays

With so much emphasis on whether parties should divorce during the holidays, or how people contemplating divorce should prepare for when they decide to file, we find it appropriate to focus this post on children. For kids, the holidays are supposed to be a special time, and oftentimes parents lose sight of what is really important during this time of year. When their parents are breaking up, a child may feel tremendous feelings of guilt or they simply may not be able to enjoy the season.

Things to consider when divorcing during the holidays

For people in troubled marriages, the holiday season can be one of hope, and one of despair at the same time. On the one hand, a spouse may believe that the holiday spirit can buoy the marriage and encourage the couple to revert back to happier times. On the other hand, it may be another exercise of futility featuring visits to in-laws that a spouse can hardly stand.

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