Divorces can spur uncomfortable feelings, especially if the divorce papers came out of the blue. When your divorce overlaps with a romantic holiday, such as Valentine’s Day, it may feel uncomfortable, and your negative emotions may feel heightened. Our Des Moines attorneys share tips on how to navigate your Valentine’s Day during a divorce.
Make Plans For Valentine’s Day
One of the best ways to navigate a romantic holiday such as Valentine’s Day during your divorce is to make plans. By having plans for Valentine’s Day, you can make sure that you won’t be sitting at home, battling those uncomfortable feelings on the holiday.
Some plans you can make include:
- Seeing a movie,
- Having dinner with friends,
- Visiting your family,
- Going on a hike,
- Taking a cooking class,
- Taking an exercise class.
With romantic comedies on what may seem like every channel on your television and Valentine’s Day looming when you head to the store, you may be feeling a little down. Make sure to take some time and treat yourself, whether it be indulging in some holiday candy, a spa day, or taking a day to disconnect. Taking that time to focus on yourself and your wellbeing can ultimately help you navigate Valentine’s day productively.
Touching Base With Your Emotions
One of the best ways to handle Valentine’s Day is to touch base with your emotions. You may know that you feel bad, but what exactly do you feel? Is it anger or guilt or sadness? Pinpointing your emotions can help you treat how you feel in a more effective manner.
When pinpointing your emotions, try and understand why you feel that way. Was Valentine’s Day a big holiday for you and your soon-to-be former spouse? Did you already have unfavorable emotions about the holiday? The process of understanding how you feel may be a long one, but once the work is done, you can more accurately address those feelings.
Retain Legal Representation for Your Divorce
Our attorneys at Hope Law Firm understand that divorces can be tough — especially during emotional holidays like Valentine’s Day. Our team will support you through the thick and thin of your case, from filing to finalization.