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Dec 13, 2022

In the "Most Wonderful Time of the Year," many of us can feel incredibly alone. ❄️ Family, togetherness, and love are the highlights of the season that can bring a swell of difficult emotions for the single, separated, and divorced. 

Going through these challenging, yearly holiday episodes myself, I invite you to think about this shift. Instead of saying, "Oh, I'm just a single person now," Ask: "What new and amazing experience can I get to create this year?" 

▶️ Feeling Lonely During the Holidays After Divorce

✔️ Don't choose to be lonely this time of year.  

A couple of years ago, when I was newly divorced, I always wondered to myself: Who would I ever travel with? My parents are not fond of going around, while all my married friends cannot leave on a whim when they have to take care of the kids. Travelling is my passion, but I dreaded the thought of being by myself. 

✔️ Fulfill your travel dreams post-divorce.

The holidays are the perfect time to go on that short trip or grand adventure you've long been postponing. It's time to follow the joy of experiencing new places and reconnect with yourself.

When I finally took the courage to travel solo and convince myself to leave the children for a while, I discovered that it was the best decision I had ever made for me. Going alone made me focus on myself, experience new adventures, and find fresh perspectives in another place with other people. 

✔️ You can bring back "happy" in the holidays without your ex. 

I just knew that ticking off a bucket list solo travel was something that I wanted to do. I finally made Egypt happen! ✨🌄✨I didn't let anybody tell me otherwise, even when my ex-husband asked, "What.. wait, you're traveling?" It was scheduled just a few weeks before my son's bar mitzvah. People in my circle said, "Oh, my God, you're so crazy. Why are you doing this?" I replied, "Because I get to do this by myself." 

Like me, you can create new experiences.

You can find your true self and a new direction for your life. 

You can be happy even if you're no longer running in tandem with someone else.


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