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Surviving Valentine’s Day After Going Through Divorce

Many people have strong feelings about Valentine’s Day, whether it’s love, hate, or sadness. For those who’ve recently been divorced, the first Valentine’s Day can be a painful reminder of loss and loneliness. Here are top tips to help you make the most of this holiday.

5 Valentine’s Day Survival Tips for Single People

  • Don’t spend the day alone. Call up a friend, visit a relative, volunteer at a local food shelter, go to a workout class, or try to surround yourself with people. Sitting at home alone and watching sappy love movies could put you in a more vulnerable state.
  • Love yourself, treat yourself. Take matters into your own hands. If there’s no one special to buy you that chocolate heart, then get it for yourself! Treat yourself to that massage or day at the golf course. Do something that makes you happy and brings you joy. If that means saying no to hanging out with your married friends, that’s okay.
  • Do something creative. Getting those creative juices flowing can act as a form of therapy. Attend a paint night event, decorate desserts, or go out dancing. What’s more, you’ll also be in a social setting, which will be good for your mental well-being.
  • Stay off social media. You don’t need constant reminders of couples and love, and watching couples on social media can be depressing if you are alone. You should also avoid going to your ex’s social media page.
  • Remember, there’s a reason why you’re not still married to your ex. In an emotional state, you might find yourself longing for your ex or tempted to reach out to them. Remember that the grass isn’t always greener. This holiday might make you long for them, but you will survive your first Valentine’s Day after divorce and that things do get better. All you have to do is remind yourself that time is the best healer for divorce and that it will get easier.

If you have questions about a family law matter, reach out to the attorneys at Drexler Law by calling (719) 259-0050.