While many might be rushing around buying Valentine's Day gifts for their loved ones, it's not the case for everyone.
Especially if you're going through a divorce.
I like the idea of spending the day treating yourself and sharing it with your children.
The kicker about Valentine's Day when you're getting divorced is that not only do you feel alone today, but you're also grieving for the relationship falling apart. And probably for previous years of sadness and loneliness on Valentine's Days even when you were married. Is it lonelier to be on your own feeling unloved, or in a relationship and feeling unloved? So this isn't just about this year -- it's also about every other year of feeling unloved or under-loved, and not having allowed yourself those feelings because you were married so everything was allegedly OK. People think the divorce is the trauma, but the years leading up to the divorce are slow, insidious trauma, too.