It may feel like you have no choice about your plans to celebrate because your kids and/or (ex)spouse will be together and you will be all alone. Actually you have many choices. You can spend the day with your extended family, if they are local. Or you may now be able to afford one plane ticket to travel to see your family, whereas before the cost of multiple plane tickets was prohibitive. You can catch up with your college roommate or high school friends, whom your spouse never liked. It is a good day to make a fire, relax and read a book. Or now is the time to tackle the endless to-do list of house projects . One of the most rewarding things to do on Thanksgiving is to volunteer some time at a soup kitchen to help give a satisfying Thanksgiving dinner to those who could really use a good meal and some good company.
It is time to make a new way to celebrate Thanksgiving. There are many bumps along the path of a life with divorce, but it is important to take some time and be thankful for all that you do have. It can be hard to live a life different than the one you had envisioned for yourself, but it is also an opportunity to start anew. Your choices are endless. Hope you enjoy your turkey day, no matter how you choose to spend it.