It is tense enough after a Georgia divorce; the holidays do not always make it better. Fatherly warns against arguments over the holiday season. The season is stressful on its own. Say that your partner forgets to bring your child to a family dinner that you had planned, do not start a fight. Instead, consider making a compromise. Ask for a different weekend or time. Despite the difficulty, it may help to use humor to ease the tension.

You will often have legal orders in place to specify when each parent has time with the child. You can still speak to your partner about any other plans. For instance, if you know that your former spouse visits family on Christmas Eve, but you have the child for Christmas Eve, you can offer an exchange of days to allow your ex to bring the child on Christmas Eve.

Of course, none of this is easy when there is tension between you and your ex. Keep in mind that the holidays should represent good times for you child and do not lose sight of your kid’s best interests. Another way that parents can ease tension over the holidays is to include one another. Now, this does not mean that you should invite your partner along if the two of you are prone to arguing. However, if you are going to a Christmas lights show or if you bring your child to see Santa, you can send your partner pictures.

None of the above information is meant to be legal advice. It is for educational purposes only.