The divorce process can be a challenge for couples regardless of the time of year. That said, certain periods can be particularly challenging, not only from an emotional point of view but also regarding the amount of free time that people have to focus on their divorce. For example, the holiday season can make it harder for many people (especially those who have kids) to deal with various divorce-related responsibilities. However, people should not necessarily push off their divorce solely because of the holidays, and for some, it is imperative to bring the marriage to an end as soon as possible no matter what time of year it is.
The holiday season often brings families together, and many relatives from other parts of the country (or even world) set aside time to visit with loved ones. Family gatherings during the holidays can lead to questions about one’s divorce, and those who have kids may have a particularly hard time in terms of their emotions if they end their marriage during the holiday season. For example, they may worry about ruining their child’s holiday memories, and many people do not have very much free time due to shopping and preparing.
Many people wait until the holidays are over to move forward with their divorce. For some people, this may be a smart move, but it is not always necessary or ideal. No matter what time of year you end your marriage, you should do all you can to make the divorce process less challenging in terms of your finances, emotions and time.