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Surviving Your First Valentine’s Day After Divorce

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Thriving Despite the Circumstances

There are some days that may be more difficult than others after a divorce is complete, but perhaps no day symbolizes these challenging times more than Valentine’s Day. A day centered around love and affection for a significant other can be difficult to go through for those who have recently ended a marriage to theirs. However, this day does not have to be unbearable, and there are things you can do to help yourself take your mind off of the usual emphasis of the day.

Spend Time with Family and Friends

Going through Valentine’s Day alone can only add further sadness and loneliness to your life, so you may be better off spending the day with family members or other single friends. Time spent with others can do wonders for your mood, so consider reaching out to others and making plans to spend time together.

Treat Yourself

There is nothing wrong with treating yourself to something special on a day like Valentine’s Day to help you get through the day; however, you should always be sure to do so within moderation. While you might benefit from buying yourself a special treat or contributing to your hobby, spending exorbitant amounts of money can lead to financial troubles down the road. Consider having a budget set aside for fun activities or treats, and use that money on Valentine’s Day as a means of treating yourself and keeping your mind off of your recent divorce.

Acknowledge Your Feelings and Move Forward

The sadness you may feel on Valentine’s Day is real; no one can dispute that. However, your goal should ultimately be to move forward with your life rather than dwell in the past. You should not spend Valentine’s Day wondering what went wrong with your relationship or how you could have acted differently; while it’s absolutely acceptable to feel sad and to acknowledge how you are feeling, you should make every effort to avoid spending too much time thinking about the past and instead focus on moving forward.

Divorce in Rhode Island

If you are considering divorce yet are unsure of an aspect of the process or have questions, it’s important to get answers so you can make the best decision for yourself. Consider consulting with an attorney who understands divorce to learn the answers to your questions and get their expertise and guidance on your side.

At Assalone Lombardi, LLC, we know that the decision to get a divorce is a big one, which is why we are committed to helping you each step of the way. Learn more about divorce in Rhode Island or schedule your consultation with a member of our team by calling our office at (401) 589-5599 or by visiting us online.