So you’re recently single, right on time for Valentine’s Day. You’re probably dreading the day, repulsed by all the advertisements, cards, candy, and basically everything that reminds you of your “single status” on a day dedicated to love. But you’re not alone; the time between New Years and Valentine’s Day is actually referred to as “Break-Up Season.”
If you’re still grieving the loss of the relationship:
- Being single is seriously underrated. The inadequate feeling you get from trying to please another person is gone, so now you can focus on you.
- If you weren’t happy in the relationship to begin with, then it’s a good thing it came to an end. It’s better to be single than in a bad relationship.
- The best way to get over a break-up is to just distract yourself from the situation. Whether it’s a new hobby, a personal goal you set for yourself, or even a pet. Moving on is about getting past the whole situation, so give yourself something to move on to and occupy your time.
There are some advantages to your situation:
- There’s no pressure on you to plan something on that day, and you don’t have to spend time and money in doing so.
- Valentine’s Day puts a lot of stress on couples, hence almost half of couples break up because of the holiday.
Being single on Valentine’s Day doesn’t mean you have to spend it alone. At the same time, don’t surrounding yourself with couples, either. Go out, spend the day with family, or get together with a few of your fellow-single friends and celebrate “Anti-Valentine’s Day.”
Don’t spend Valentine’s Day sad about being single; simply enjoy yourself. It comes every year, you’ll get a chance to have a Valentine some day.