If you have lost a spouse it must be like having your heart broken over and over during this commercialized time leading up to Valentine’s Day.
Unfortunately there is little awareness in our society what a difficult time this must be for widows and widowers alike. You might feel isolated, alone, and as if no one understands.
What can you do to stay sane and grounded during this time?
- If Valentine’s Day was significant for your relationship then you might want to celebrate the person that was so dear to you with a special get together with a friend or family. Celebrate by telling stories about them and share the love you experienced with others that understand and love you.
- If you are more of an introvert, plan for a quite day. Maybe lit a candle and have a good meal at home. Give yourself the love of self-care.
- Create a new ritual for the day: go for a walk, visit a museum, paint a mandala, journal, meet a friend for a coffee.
Either way there is no right or wrong. There is only your unique way.
It is a good idea to create a list of loving and understanding friends that will support you on anniversaries and special celebratory days. Friends that are willing and open to accept a change of mind at the last minute.
By being proactive about these special days you are actively taking care of yourself and leave the uncertainty that has entered your life behind.
I think of you and send love and healing your way.
Take good care,
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