Getting Through Valentine's Day After Your Divorce

Valentine's Day is just around the corner, and for those who have recently divorced, this day can bring back meaningful and romantic memories of their ex. Although Valentine's Day can be a painful reminder of why your marriage came to an end, it can also be a good time to reevaluate what you want out of your life now that you are divorced. In this blog, we explain what you can do to get through Valentine's Day after your divorce.

Check Your State of Mind

If seeing other happy couples makes you feel bitter, then you should avoid going to places where couples tend to flock. Instead, schedule other activities you can do in this day. Maybe you want to paint that room you haven't had time to. You can also go to the gym an exercise or volunteer your time with a charitable organization. The main thing to remember is to avoid doing things or going places that stoke your rage, grief, and other negative feelings.

Get Together with Friends

It's okay if you want some company on Valentine's Day, which is why it is a good idea to get a group of friends together who make you feel positive and can help keep you from dwelling on your divorce. Get together for a meal out or plan a potluck at your home.


Just because no one is buying you heart-filled candy this year, doesn't mean you can't treat yourself to a good time. Spoil yourself on Valentine's Day with any of the following things:

  • Purchase your favorite flowers
  • Buy your favorite candy and treats
  • Spend the day at the bookstore
  • Participate in an activity you enjoy

Avoid Social Media

If you don't want constant reminders of your ex and other people in love this Valentine's Day, stay off of your social media accounts.

Richmond Divorce Lawyers

At DeFazio Bal, our team of experienced legal professionals are here to assist with all of your family law matters. We are committed to serving clients throughout Richmond and surrounding areas, and we have the skills and resources you need to protect your interests. Let us take a look at your case so we can explain all of your options under the law.

Call (804) 250-3729 to schedule your consultation with one of our divorce attorneys in Richmond.

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