Talking about Divorce during the Holidays
Dealing with divorce is a family affair. Sometimes it becomes too much of a discussion among family members. Chicago Now reports several ways to deal with questions regarding the pending divorce proceedings.
It never fails that someone will ask how the divorce is going. It is important to remember to always keep it positive. Give a short answer letting them know that it is going great and couldn’t be better despite the circumstances. If they continue to poke, there is no shame in letting them know that you do not want to talk about during a time of celebration. It is also important to only discuss the divorce with your attorney.
There is always someone that is going to be there with tons of advice on how to deal with the situation. Depending on how you feel about the giver of the advice, it is up to you whether you are going to take heed to the advice. Again, there is a time and a place. Let them know that you are doing fine and that you will give them a call later if you need them. It is up to you whether you actually make the call or not.
No matter how close the bonds are with the in laws, now is not the time to go for visits and parties. It may not be easy to do everything separately, however it may be the easiest thing to do to keep the peace. Remember that no matter the circumstances, they will be on the side of their family member.
Divorce is a traumatic experience for the entire family. This is why you need to have an experienced and empathetic Illinois divorce attorney there to protect the interests of you and your family if you have children.