The first Christmas after separation is a difficult time for families.
With Christmas approaching, the Church of Ireland Marriage Council has issued the following advice for families for whom separation means that it can be a difficult and painful time.
The article ‘A Divided Christmas,’ has been written by Mrs Glynis Good, a Counsellor for the Marriage Council.
A Divided Christmas
– managing Christmas after separation
After parents separate one thing that everyone discovers is that special occasions and family celebrations are some of the most difficult times to deal with. The first Christmas after separation is the hardest and as parents struggle to manage their emotions, children and teens will also have concerns about spending Christmas without their other parent.
Christmas is a time when people are more aware of how things used to be and how much has changed. It takes effort and willingness to cooperate at these times when things are not the same or are not how you want them to be. Children and teens will also experience these feelings and giving them an opportunity to talk about this is helpful. Having a positive attitude will help your children in working towards keeping some traditions and being creative with …read more
Read the full article here: http://connor.anglican.org/2014/11/26/a-divided-christmas-the-church-of-ireland-marriage-council/