It’s that time of year again, the day the whole world celebrates love. With all of the focus being put towards having the most romantic day ever, this day can often feel painful to those who have recently gone through divorce. But it doesn’t have to be! All of the cards and balloons in the world will tell you that Valentine’s Day is about spending time with a significant other. Who says you have to follow the rules? There are plenty of other people in your life who you can celebrate. Here are three ways that you can reclaim Valentine’s Day for yourself after divorce:
- Spend the evening sharing one of your favorite recipes or an old family recipe with your children. Let them pitch in and show them how it’s done! Put on some of your favorite tunes and share that special magic of cooking a meal from scratch with them. Bonus: they will learn the importance of cooking homemade meals!
- This year Valentine’s Day falls on a Thursday, meaning most of us have to work on Friday. If you’re feeling like you just want to spend your evening in relaxing, this is a great evening to treat yourself. Grab your favorite dessert or treat, curl up on the couch and watch one of your favorite movies. Spend some time enjoying your own company!
- Friends are one of the most important support systems, especially when you are dealing with divorce. If Valentine’s Day has you feeling down, try reaching out to your friends and seeing if any of them are also looking for something to do. Organizing an evening of fun is a great way to take your mind off of things and to share some laughter with that support system.