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 that fell apart. This means you need to engage in self-care, both for yourself now, and also to dig yourself out of a hole of months or years of not being loved the way you should have been. Here are some tips on surviving Valentine’s Day during a divorce:


  1. Buy Yourself a Present. Yes it’s materialistic, but buy yourself something that makes you happy. Go out and get something indulgent, whether it’s a box of chocolates or a new piece of jewelry. Treat yourself the way you’d like to be treated.



  1. Do Something Physical. Go for a run (now’s a great time to start the “Couch to 5K running plan). Find a yoga class or get a massage. You could do something daring, like joining a roller derby league or something silly, like going outside and making snow angels.



  1. Spend Time with Your Loved Ones.  Invite your favorite people over to eat pizza and watch movies.  Have a slumber party with your friends with plenty of board games and bottles of wine. Have a special family day with your kids with their favorite foods for dinner and sundaes for dessert.


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About Jennifer Lemanowicz

Jennifer attended College of Charleston in Charleston, South Carolina, before being awarded a Merit Scholarship to Widener University School of Law. Following law school, Jennifer worked for a general practice firm where she gained experience in a variety of legal areas, including family law, non-profit law, and estate planning and administration. Jennifer joined LaMonaca Law as an associate in 2015, and concentrates her practice on matters of family law, including all aspects of divorce, support and custody proceedings. Jennifer is a whiz with a spreadsheet and is a member of the firm’s Forensic Support Team, which specializes in cases involving high value assets or complex marital estates. Jennifer is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, as well as the Montgomery County and Delaware County Bar Associations, and she was recently recognized as a “Best Lawyer” by the Delaware County Daily Times. Outside of work, Jennifer enjoys listening to true crime podcasts, going out to eat with friends, and spending time with her family.