I was just complaining with my coworkers about this time of year as a divorce lawyer. I usually LOVE my job but the past two weeks, and probably next week as well, are the nadir as they are the time when high conflict couples discuss and (maybe) try to resolve the issues of children and holidays. This is not easy for anyone, and it is always especially hard if you are facing the first holiday without either your spouse or your children.
Donna Ferber has one of my favorite blogs and she has a great post on this topic in time for Thanksgiving this year.
May you and your family have a great Thanksgiving.