On Monday we posted five Valentine’s Day tips on how to keep spirits up for the newly divorced. As promised, we’re back with five more suggestions on how to enjoy this February 14th. Without further ado, here is part two of our Valentines Day survival tips for new singles.
Spoil Yourself With the Perfect Night at Home
There is a common misconception about Valentines Day, in which many people think staying home alone is unacceptable. However, we endorse it. Let yourself be ok with staying home. Order in from your favorite restaurant, take a hot bath, watch a good movie or sit down with your favorite book. Relax, enjoy the pleasant things in life, and take some time to appreciate true comfort.
Host a Party
If you are one of those who do have a hard time being alone on V-Day, surround yourself with others by throwing a party! Hosting a party at home combines two great things, comfortable surroundings and great friends. Invite as many non-couples as you can and make appetizers and cocktails. Add Karaoke and a goofy Valentine’s gift exchange and keep occupied in a fun way.
Plan a Trip
For some, their hometown and surroundings can be enough to bring up the bad memories of a recent separation or divorce. One way to overcome this is to get out! Take a trip. Plan a vacation to visit a loved one, or if you are feeling adventurous, go somewhere you have never been before.
Cook Your Favorite Meal
Cooking is a therapeutic activity with a wonderful payoff at the end- a delicious meal! This Valentine’s Day, relish in the activity by turning up the music, open a nice bottle of wine, and cook your favorite meal or try a new recipe. Invite a friend over to share your delicious craft, or enjoy it alone.
Forget About It!
The beauty of Valentine’s Day is that it is an optional holiday. If you don’t want to acknowledge it, you don’t have to. Go about your business as usual, and give yourself the permission to not participate in the hype.
When it comes down to it, Valentine’s Day is just another 24 hours. Whether you choose to celebrate the holiday, celebrate love, celebrate yourself, or ignore it completely, the day will pass and life moves on. If you are going through a difficult separation or contemplating divorce, the law office of Alan Edmunds can help guide you through the legal process during a very emotional time. Contact us today by calling (760) 634-7630, or fill out a contact form on our website.