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Valentine’s Day Will Be Okay

In Lifestyle, Relationships, Separation & Divorce by Elizabeth Stephenson

Valentine’s Day, as always, is on February 14th. Of course, you already knew that. It is hard to avoid when every grocery store, Wal-Mart, Target, and drug store has garish pink and red aisles filled with endless bears, heart shaped boxes, and special pink M&M’s candies. Also, every chocolatier and bakery is advertising chocolate dipped strawberries, while every florist is running ads for red roses. Some people love Valentine’s Day and everything that it is meant to represent: love, romance, passion, and care. Others don’t care for it. When you have recently separated, Valentine’s Day can be an occasion that you dread and actively despise. If you fall into this category, we have a few ideas to get you through the day. Remember that you are not alone. Just do …

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Do’s and Don’ts for Dating After Divorce

In Separation & Divorce by Angela Kelley

With Valentine’s Day just a few weeks away, the media is bombarding us all with ads for candy, flowers, jewelry and gifts. So it makes sense that we are all a little more focused on love these days.  But as someone recently divorced or just getting back into the dating scene after a long break, you might naturally feel some anxiety or confusion about what to do in our ever-changing world. Here are a few quick tips to help you get back on track if you are interested in rejuvenating your love life: Make Self- Care Your #1 Priority: Before you even consider dating anyone, you must first make a practice of being kind to your self on a daily basis. This self-care can be as simple as taking a …