How To Spend The Holidays Alone
- Divorce Detox founders Allison Pescosolido, M.A. and Andra Brosh, Ph.D.: Photo by Laura Grier
By Allison Pescosolido, M.A., and Andra Brosh, Ph.D., co-founders of Divorce Detox
Sure, no one wants to be alone for the holidays. You want someone by your side for the countless parties you'll attend, in-laws you'll see, and presents you'll race to buy for both sides of the family. But, wait a minute… you may be missing your holiday partner, including the good times you shared each year. In his or her place, though, you've gained a lot of free time, and now you can spend it any way you want! Our advice? Make deliberate plans to take advantage of this new opportunity. Here are 10 ways to do it right.
1. Plan ahead.
Don't wait until Christmas Eve—when you're sitting by yourself in front of a flickering television screen, waiting for the phone to ring—to make your holidays plans. Think about your ideal blend of socializing and solitude, and fill your calendar with only the events that will make you feel happy, rather than obligated or stressed.
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