Holidays, family events, and other special gatherings can be difficult for single parents – especially for the newly divorced. Although a break from tradition can be hard to swallow, the Ministry of Social and Family Development explains that spending holidays away from the kids is the perfect opportunity to relax.
Here are five ideas to help you enjoy July Fourth without your children:
- Be charitable;
- Enjoy an activity that you could not do during your marriage;
- Meet other single parents;
- Join your friends;
- And download a video-conferencing app.
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Here are five tips to help you enjoy Independence Day without the kids:
- Be Charitable
According to HelpGuide.org, volunteering offers many physical, mental, emotional, and social benefits including:
- Improved self-esteem;
- Satisfaction that comes with making a difference;
- Meeting likeminded people;
- Learning new skills;
- And belonging to a close-knit community.
- Enjoy an Activity That You Could Not Do during Your Marriage
What activities did you enjoy before your marriage? Or before you had kids? Spending the holidays alone is the perfect time to reignite your old joys or try new activities. Consider using a networking website such as MeetUp.com to find social events that involve your favorite activities.
- Meet Other Single Parents
This is a great coping strategy for the many challenges of being divorced. Spending time with people who are going through the same struggles can reduce stress and improve your confidence. You may also learn new coping strategies or single-parenting advice from other divorcees.
- Join Your Friends
What are your friends doing on July Fourth? Time away from the kids is the perfect opportunity to reconnect with loved ones.
- Download a Video-Conferencing App
Just because you aren’t with your kids doesn’t mean you can’t communicate with them. Video-conferencing apps, such as Facetime and Skype, offer the opportunity to chat face-to-face with your children at any time. If you are feeling lonely, seeing your kids’ faces can be a lot more satisfying than hearing their voice on a phone call.
If you have questions about child custody, alimony, asset division, or other family law matters in Arizona, contact the Zachary Law Group, P.L.C. Steven Zachary is a Chandler divorce attorney who can evaluate your situation and help you avoid mistakes that would compromise your interests.
Mr. Zachary has more than 25 years of legal experience and is among the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Lawyers. Call 480-389-3533 to schedule a free case evaluation.