It's hard to think of all the members not being present at this year's family Christmas celebration, but that can be the harsh reality of divorce. The people who feel it the most are the children who are stuck in the middle.
Total Divorce provides tips on how separated parents who are experiencing their first December 25th apart can navigate the holiday season without anxiety and stress. The opening of this infographic states a horrifying statistic, "Over 50% of marriages end in divorce." To make the holiday season easier on parents and their children, the most important thing is communication and organization. Decide whether you'd like to celebrate Christmas at separate houses or do a combined dinner. Then set up different activities that involve your children to create new family rituals instead of opening old sores by reliving expired ones.
By working with each other instead of against, divorced parents will be able to make their family Christmas celebration just as memorable as when they were together under the same roof.