Divorce can be emotionally, physically, and financially draining, which can lead to poor decision-making. As a former family lawyer, I have seen clients at their lowest of lows as they experience a wide range of emotions, sometimes making emotionally charged decisions either in an attempt to swiftly conclude their divorce or unnecessarily prolong the litigation in hopes of “winning.”
Covid-19 has eradicated the work-life boundary in terms of our physical working location and we must now do the same for our emotional well-being boundaries. Employers must let their people know that they want to help during the hardest times, not just because they are empathetic, but because they have a corporate responsibility to be aware of the risk within their business and to employees.
The first holiday amid a divorce is always difficult; we often romanticize past experiences, creating a revisionist history during times of crisis or change. This year, try to recognize when you are doing that and instead pivot your thinking into living in the present.