Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck announced a couple of months ago that they were separating after 8 years of marriage. Around the holiday season it gets really difficult because even though mom and dad couldn’t make it work, the children love their parents equally and want to spend time with both of them.
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Both Jen and Ben decided that even though they’re not together, the holidays are all about family time and spending time with their loved ones. They are planning on spending the holidays together because being a family is the most important thing.
During big holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas, most families gather and catch up during dinner. When you are recently separated and even for those that have been separated for a long time, this can make things awkward. But, it doesn’t have to be that way. There are things you could do ahead of time to prepare for the holidays, so that things don’t become awkward or uncomfortable for your family and friends.