You probably aren’t looking forward to the prospect of the first Valentine’s Day without your spouse, partner or loved one. Maybe you get traditions, maybe you just exchanged cards. Perhaps flowers were always delivered or you’d go for a meal together? Maybe you celebrated the day of love in your own way and looking at that date looming on the calendar isn’t doing you any favours? So what can you do?
Dine with friends. If you have or had a bereavement group or know people in similar situations to you, why not suggest just having a meal together? It doesn’t need to be a restaurant, or maybe it does for you to really look forward in your life? Divorced or single friends might also jump at the chance of company.
You could do something for someone else. Why not babysit so another couple can go out and make some memories? The enjoyment you’ll get from spending time with youngsters will lift your mood.
Why not do something that YOU love? Whether that’s to go for a walk by the canal followed by a pub lunch, get a haircut or go for a massage, make it about you. Perhaps buying that new jacket or pair of shoes that you had your eye on would give you a lift?
Even if you decide to stay in, pour a glass of wine & watch a movie on the TV, it’s no big deal. Just remember, like Christmas, like New Year’s Day, like birthdays, it’s only one day. It’s just another day in your life. Tomorrow will be here before you know it.