Perhaps this Valentine’s Day you are not wondering what gift to buy for a partner. Perhaps you’re not thinking about where to go for a romantic dinner. Perhaps you have other concerns.
Maybe instead you are one of the millions of people who are actually dreading the holiday. Maybe you’re feeling alone and lonely, or wondering why your broken heart is lasting so long.
Valentine’s Day has a way of making you feel acutely aware of the relationship you do not have. If you are single, February 14 is likely to make you feel doubly alone. Approaching the holiday in this position can easily lead to feeling down and sad even when there is no actual reason to feel this way.
Yet those who are alone on Valentine’s Day can get through the holiday with flying colors if they use it as a catalyst for self-examination and positive change. Here are four important ways to do that.
4 Ways To Use Valentine’s Day When You’re Single
Define This Time Alone as an Opportunity
Whether you are between relationships, trying to recover from a broken heart, or haven’t been able to open yourself to have a serious relationship yet, everything can change for you if you reframe the negative to a positive.