The flowers, the chocolate, the sappy cards… All of the Valentine's Day hubbub only serves as a constant reminder to your recent divorce. This February 14, you may just be hoping to get through the day as quickly as possible, but why not try to thrive, rather than simply survive? The following tips may just make this love-day better than any you've had in the past.
Plan a night out with your single friends.
Sitting at home alone can only make the emotional pain worse, so make it a night to remember. Call up your single friends and make plans for a fun dinner, a comedy show, or even a round of mini golf. Anything goes when you're trying to take your mind off the sadness.
Get yourself something special.
Who said Valentine's Day gifts have to come from a significant other? Give yourself permission to buy that purse you've been eyeing or that expensive watch. Splurging on something special might just make you smile, even for a few hours.
Have fun with your kids.
Your children might be feeling out of sorts this Valentine's Day and creating some new traditions will be fun for everyone. Whether it's decorating cookies or making cards for each other, spending time with your kids can really do your emotions a world of good.
Give back to those around you.
Volunteer work is a cure-all for just about anything. Look into volunteering at a soup kitchen or lending a hand at your local animal society. You could even take the time to call a few close friends and tell them how much they mean to you. Doing good can instantly warm your spirits.
Steer clear of the romance.
Unfortunately, seeing other couples in love can really rub salt in your wound. Make a point to avoid certain restaurants on Valentine's Day and instead do something out of the ordinary. This day can be about you, not about everyone else celebrating their love connection.
If you're concerned that you and your spouse might be headed for a divorce, Valentine's Day can be equally difficult. Try to focus on the positive and plan for the new life you'll have after your divorce. For compassionate legal counsel during this challenging time, contact our Roseville divorce lawyers. It would be our privilege to make your divorce as seamless as possible.