Experiencing some holidays after divorce can be difficult, such as Valentine’s Day. This is especially true if you and your ex-spouse always celebrated the holiday with flowers, gifts, candy, and a romantic date night.
Fortunately, there are ways you can cope with Valentine’s Day after divorce. You can take some steps to make your Valentine’s Day experience less stressful and more rewarding.
Have a Busy Valentine’s Day
One of the best ways to make Valentine’s Day pass quickly is to keep yourself busy throughout the day and night.
If Valentine’s Day falls on a workday, concentrate on your tasks. Then, plan to meet up with friends for dinner.
If Valentine’s Day is on the weekend, set up a spa appointment or do errands so you have little downtime. The less time you give yourself to sit around with nothing to do, the better.
Spend Time With Your Children
If you have custody of your children, do something special and unique for Valentine’s Day. For instance, you may want to start a new tradition, like volunteering at a local non-profit.
Focusing your attention on your children will help you stay centered. Additionally, it can help them feel better as well. They might feel a little concerned about the first Valentine’s Day without their parents in the same house too.
Avoid Social Media
You should avoid checking your social media accounts on Valentine’s Day, especially if you are feeling upset about the holiday. Seeing pictures of couples may make you feel worse.
Resist Speaking to Your Ex-Spouse
After divorce, you may discover that Valentine’s Day sparks pleasant memories of you and your ex-spouse. However, you should resist the temptation to call your former spouse to reconnect. Try not to let Valentine’s Day cloud your judgment.
Go Out With Friends
You are likely not the only single person in your social circle. Valentine’s Day does not have to be a romantic holiday, it can be about spending time with friends. Go out with your single friends and celebrate.
Being single on holidays may not be something you thought about when you first started the divorce process. On Valentine’s Day, you should acknowledge your feelings and move forward with confidence.
Delaware County Divorce Lawyers at Eckell Sparks Can Help You With the Divorce Process
If you are considering divorce, our Delaware County divorce lawyers at Eckell, Sparks, Levy, Auerbach, Monte, Sloane, Matthews & Auslander, P.C. can answer your questions. Call us at 610-565-3701 or contact us online to set up an initial consultation. Located in Media and West Chester, Pennsylvania, we serve clients throughout Delaware County, Chester County, and Montgomery County.