In your life, you might be thinking that you should be in love by now and wondering why you are not. It may feel like the world is passing you by and you’re left alone while everyone else is falling in love. Of course, social media doesn’t help because it’s natural to compare yourself with all the couples that you see. In this season of your life, make
sure to have someone come alongside you to help you with this grief. Someone that can be in your corner. Susan Block LMFT and her team are trained to help you build your confidence and trust in yourself. Please review the following information to discover more about the process.

How Do I Help Myself Cope On Valentine’s Day?

Staying strong on Valentine’s Day can be helped by incorporating some strategies into your daily rituals. For example, practice self-compassion. Beating yourself up gets you nowhere. Talk to your therapist or counselor about your feelings about Valentine’s Day and they can help you get started on the right path. Another way that you can help yourself cope is by focusing on other things. Watch a good tv show. Curl up on the couch with a book. Take a nice, long bath and enjoy yourself. Plan something that is good for you and good for your health. When you focus on the good, you allow yourself
to heal.

What Is Meant By Disenfranchised Grief?

Are you experiencing disenfranchised grief? Disenfranchised grief happens when your grieving doesn’t fit in with society’s perception of grieving and loss. If an individual does not receive the appropriate amount of support during a traumatic period, it can mean that their grieving is prolonged. Grieving needs to be validated. And not everyone in your life or in society is up to the challenge of understanding and empathizing with grief. If Valentine’s Day is hard for you because you are coping with other losses in your life, you can be experiencing disenfranchised grief. Seeing other people being happy can be especially hard if you haven’t recovered from the losses that you’ve experienced.

Is It Okay To Feel Sad On Valentine’s Day?

Of course, it is okay to feel sad on Valentine’s Day. However, it is important to validate that Valentine’s Day can be a celebration of love for your friendships, your family, and yourself. Celebrating the meaningful kindnesses in your life can be a wonderful way to spend Valentine’s Day. Please don’t allow yourself to feel the stress of this commercially designated day of love. Your life is your own and you may spend it celebrating all the love in your life as you wish.
Are you ready to take the next step in your love life? Contact Susan Block, LMFT, and her team for your complimentary consultation. Our telehealth counseling services are 100% remote. Give yourself the gift of therapy and spend some time exploring your mental health. Call today!