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Valentine’s Day and divorce: How to get through both

| Feb 3, 2020 | divorce

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. For some people, it is a day to celebrate love, give gifts and maybe have a romantic evening. However, this is certainly not the case for everyone, particularly people who are going through a divorce.

For those in this situation, Valentine’s Day can be just a day they want to get through. To do this, you could take the same approach to the holiday as you take in the divorce process.

Focus on your kids and family

It is easy to get wrapped up in our own experiences and emotions. But shifting the focus from ourselves to our loved ones can help open us up and get a new perspective.

    • During a divorce, this might mean reconnecting with old friends or spending more time with family.
    • On Valentine’s Day, this could mean having a special dinner with your kids.

Take care of yourself

Self-care is an essential priority that too many people overlook. However, taking care of ourselves allows us to feel happier and make better choices.

    • During a divorce, self-care activities can involve seeing a therapist or trying a new exercise class.
    • On Valentine’s Day, self-care could involve visiting a spa, ordering in from your favorite restaurant or spending the day with friends.

Embrace new opportunities

Routines and traditions can be especially painful to say goodbye to after a romantic relationship ends. To account for this, consider taking risks and trying something you have never tried before. You could also consider starting your own traditions.

    • During a divorce, you might join a community group or pick up a new hobby to engage with other people and learn something new about yourself.
    • On Valentine’s Day, you might start a tradition of sending Valentines to friends or taking your kids to a movie to escape the romantic scene.

Remember that it will come to an end

During challenging times, it can seem impossible to see the light at the end of the tunnel. It can feel like things will always be painful or uncomfortable.

Remember, though, that both a divorce and Valentine’s Day come to an end. And at that point, you can make a fresh start on a new chapter.

For help navigating the divorce process, you can contact Quinn Law Firm at 814-806-2518 for a consultation.