So, the holiday is almost here, and you find yourself unable to stand your spouse another minute, talk of going through another superficial dinner with your in-laws who might be ignorant of what you’re going through?
You need out. As soon as possible, right? But before you take that leap, take a deep breath and weigh your options. The reason you need to step on the brakes is that good thing comes to those who wait, especially if it entails divorce as the holiday approaches.
Here are some reasons why you should delay divorce until after the holiday.
A stressful time of year
Divorce is a daunting experience, and going through it during the holiday is enough to make you scream in frustration due to how stressful the holiday season can be. To not compound your issue, it is best to permit yourself to wait until the holiday is over. Let the holiday help you prepare for what lies ahead, not make it more stressful than it is already is.
If you have no reason to delay your divorce till the holiday, the expense should be big enough to change your mind. As you might already know, this time of the year is expensive, and adding divorce to the equation will only make matters worst. The reason is glaring – you will be hiring an attorney, a mediator, and even paying for your divorce papers to be drafted and filed. All these cost money, even more during the holidays.
If you go through your divorce during the holiday, you’re imprinting the event in your memory and that of your children. It becomes a trigger, almost like an anniversary where you’re constantly reminded of the event on every coming holiday. Not only will this be upsetting for your mental state, but the announcement will also affect your children profoundly. Wait it out, and drop the bombshell after the holiday is over.
Another reason worth delaying your marriage till after the holiday is keeping your documents neat by filing for divorce in the new tax year. You may not know this, but it will go a great length to help you and your spouse to divide assets or perhaps, file independently in the future.
Emotional time of year
Holidays bring with it a plethora of feelings and emotions, and it is best not to push yourself too hard to avoid making any mistakes. But if you’re adamant and insist on pushing through the divorce, you might find yourself eating away your worries, which will likely take away the magic of the holiday and make everyone around concerned.
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