Yes, it’s true. In the midst of nonstop running around doing traditional Christmas shopping some folks are secretly scouting for a divorce lawyer in preparation for their post-holiday plan to file for divorce.
Naturally, no one wants to ruin the happy holiday spirit this time of year. People who have definitely decided on divorce want to give their families the gift of one last holiday season together. So everyone waits until January to file for divorce. But make no mistake, in the meanwhile they’re getting their ducks in a row, meeting with lawyers…making a list and checking it twice.
Therapists say this is the time of year, more than any other, when people take stock of their lives. Chalk it up to all those New Year’s Resolutions we’re thinking about and the whole ‘New Year, New You’ idea.
Relationships are reevaluated, whether the other spouse knows it or not. For some people there’s still the hope that maybe things can work out. For others, divorce is a done deal…it’s only their spouse that doesn’t know.
With that in mind, what’s the best advice? Be extra nice to your spouse this holiday season. It’s the right thing to do… and besides, it may be your last chance.