Here are some things to consider doing. Some items may not be applicable to you.

  • Consider inviting people who live alone to join you over the holidays, e.g., for a holiday meal, for celebrations

Reunions during holidays:

  • Be prepared for the things that might set you off
  • If necessary, take a break from the situation
  • Keep your sense of humor

To help kids cope:

  • Include the kids in the planning
  • Schedule some down time
  • Be prepared to save kids from situations
  • Take along familiar items
  • Spend time alone with your kids

If alone for a holiday:

  • Indulge in something
  • Volunteer to help others — to be with people


Thanks for reading!