Valentine’s Day and Divorce?
Centuries ago, during the middle ages, this day was a time when courting was in full bloom and was largely associated with love and romance. While (Saint) Valentine’s Day was originally a liturgical celebration and a feast day, it slowly developed into a day where lovers expressed their feelings through gifts and cards. Today, the day is mostly recognized as a commercial holiday promoted by the card and gift industries. Yet, for some people this day can be depressing because not only are you feeling alone but you may also be grieving the failed relationship or marriage.
Remember Valentines doesn’t have to revolve around romantic love and try some of these instead:
Love yourself – go to the spa for the day and treat yourself to afternoon tea and a massage.
Pet love – no one loves you unconditionally like your pets, why not go for a walk with your dog and get out in to nature for a life affirming break.
Friendship love – invite a few friends round for a movie and take out night. Pour a few drinks and enjoy a lot of love and laughter.
Family love – Take some flowers to your parents and have a nice family dinner. Encourage the children to join and have some family time.
Whatever you do, try not to dwell on the past and think about what you ‘should be doing’ on Valentines. Make sure you plan some enjoyable activities.
By Vines Legal on 14 Feb 2020, 13:34 PM