After going through a divorce or separation everyone involved experiences change in what was once their normal routine. Everything from living arrangements, to daily schedules, and the people you surround yourself with are different. One of the areas where recently divorced individuals feel these lifestyle differences most is during family-centered holidays.
There are lots of family events celebrated in the course of the year—birthdays, anniversaries, and so on. Father’s Day is one of them. It can be tough for recently separated and divorced fathers to confront this particular occasion, particularly if it’s the first time they’ve been separated from their children. On this day, children may be upset because they won’t be able to enjoy treasured Father’s Day rituals such as bringing Dad breakfast in bed, washing his car, or dining at his favorite restaurant with the whole family. Here are some tips to help you through Father’s Day after divorce.