50 minutes | Jul 23, 2019

S2:11: Making the Holidays Happier

Concerned about how to handle the holidays as a divorcing parent?The holidays are stressful, even for the best intentioned parents. Listen to how both a divorced mom and dad bounced back and made it work. This episode will help you to manage powerful emotions that arise during the holidays. Even if your family has had time to process the divorce, the first holiday season is likely to be difficult as you grieve old traditions and memories. Use this episode to discover how to cope in a healthy way. Key Points: - Get ideas for new, positive traditions and deal with gift giving. Find out how to set expectations, communicate changes and create a happy, celebratory atmosphere over the focus of presents. - Balance what you need and what's best for the kids. Learn the most important question to ask yourself as you make plans for the holidays. - Handle expectations of extended family. Hear tips for managing the advice, demands and requests of grandparents, aunts and uncles. Sponsored by Main Line Family Law Center For more information, please visit: Main Line Family Law Center at https://myhealthydivorce.com Episode Host, Adina Laver, Founder, Courage to Be Curious, (formerly Divorce Essentials) Find Adina Laver at: https://couragetobecurious.com Guests: Pamela Elaine Nichols, MHS and Neal Wingenbach Find Pamela at: https://www.pamelaelainenichols.com/ About Pamela: Pamela Elaine is the mother of four children who, like many mothers, put the wants and needs of others first and ignored her own. As a result, her marriage came to a screeching halt. Determined to bounce back strong from divorce, she created a 4-part “Resilient Beauty” practice for health and happiness, which she now shares with other mothers. In her new book, Muddy High Heels: 14 Lessons Learned from My Breakdown, Breakup & Breakthrough, she writes about how to overcome barriers that hold mothers back from their physical, emotional, spiritual and financial beauty. Pamela Elaine is President of her business, Destined for Greatness Enterprises, Inc. She has appeared on several radio and news spots to promote health and well-being for women, including The Dr. Oz Show where she shared her story of building her business as a healthy way to bounce back from divorce. About Neal: Neal Wingenbach is an IT Sales Professional who resides in Houston. Divorced in 2010, he is a father of two. During his transition from married life into single dad life, he found comfort in hearing from others who were going through the same experience. To pay it forward, he hopes to be able to help others during this difficult time of year.
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