Lisa Garbardi, Ph.D., is a mental health specialist that deals with difficulties like co-parenting after a divorce. She wrote an exceptional article comparing co-parenting over the holidays to Charles Dickens story, A Christmas Carol. She speaks about the bitterness that can come with the divorce process, especially through litigation, and how that affects a parent’s enjoyment of the holidays.
Here is a link to the article. If you are going through your first (or twentieth) holiday after a divorce, it is worth the read.