Christmas, a magical time for all ages, can also be an incredibly difficult one after divorce has changed the face of your usual family traditions. Rather than dwell on the hurt between you and your ex, do your best to remember that this is a time for your kids. If your children need help buying a gift for your ex, do so gladly. You will create memories with your children, prove to them how much you care about their relationship with both parents, and Christmas will remain a special time for the entire family.
If your ex doesn’t reciprocate, don’t worry – you’ve already got what you wanted. Children who love both their parents, for whom Christmas is still a magical time.