Besides planning for the holiday season ahead, you could also be in the midst of planning your divorce in California. That said, you and your spouse may hope the holiday cheer is enough to set you and your marriage on the road to recovery.

If you want the holidays to be more of a time of healing and less of a time of stress, Today offers a few ideas to keep in mind. Use them to determine whether divorce is your best option for regaining your happiness.

Look beyond today and tomorrow

As you and your spouse approach the holidays, bear in mind that the most wonderful time of the year does not last very long, and the same may or may not apply to your marriage. It is up to both of you to decide if you will let small conflicts to wreck your relationship, or if you choose to ride out the storm until the clouds clear.

Know what you are going to do

No matter what events, parties and gatherings take place this holiday season, plan them with your spouse. If the two of you are not on the same page in regards to where you are going and what you are doing, arguments can quickly break out.

Keep it light

Divorce is certainly no laughing matter, but a bit of humor at the right time could be just the thing to help shift your situation into perspective. As long as you are not dealing with something serious, try to look for opportunities to make a joke with your spouse.

This information is only intended to educate and should not be interpreted as legal advice.