My Parents Got Divorced This Year: Here's How I'm Navigating the Holidays
While watching your parents get divorced is never fun regardless of how old you are, it's a particularly otherworldly experience when you go through it as an adult. For starters, you understand what's going on. And because you're a full-fledged person, you're often expected to take sides or share your opinions. This little conundrum can be especially trying during the holidays, when grown kids often feel like there's not enough time to appease both sides.
As a 20-something whose mom and dad are currently in the process of splitting up — aka living separately but not legally divorced just yet — I'm going through the process of divvying up my holidays for the first time. And while I might not have all the answers to handling the season with grace, here are a few things I've learned that may help other families in the same boat navigate the er, awkwardness.