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Helpful advice for those going through divorce

Ending a marriage or any long-term relationship can be a tough adjustment, commonly invoking feelings of loneliness and depression. These are feelings that far too many people in Missouri and across the country are very familiar with. No one gets married with the end in mind, but recent statistics say that about half of all marriages in the United States end in divorce. Here are a few tips that may help those who are going through this transitional period.

Gray divorce can present unique challenges

In Missouri and across the United States, more and more couples are deciding to separate later in life after decades of marriage. Although overall divorce rates have somewhat leveled off in recent years, the divorce rate among those over 50 years of age has skyrocketed. According to recent statistics, 25 percent of divorces these days involve couples who are 50 years of age or older. This trend has become known as gray divorce.

Tips for navigating the holiday season amid divorce

The end of a marriage is always a difficult and emotional thing to experience. During the holidays, however, divorce can be especially challenging. In Missouri and across America, the holidays are a special time to celebrate with family and friends. It is not uncommon for those who are divorced to feel isolated this time of year. The following tips can be helpful for those going through a divorce during the holiday season.

Keeping the holidays bright after a divorce

Divorce changes many things for a family. This includes how the holidays are celebrated. Parents may worry about how their kids will adjust to such changes and what impacts the divorce will have on the kids’ ability to enjoy the holidays. It is important to remember that just because holidays will be different following a divorce doesn’t mean they still can’t be a great experience for the children. There are steps parents can take towards helping the holidays go well after a divorce. Today, we’ll go over five such steps.

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