4 Things to Do For Your Heartbroken Friend This Valentine's Day
If you're happily dating someone at the moment, Valentine's Day is something you must be looking forward to. Unfortunately, not everyone is getting sweet messages, chocolates, and flowers from someone special like you. There are a few people who are looking at this holiday as a tough time to face, since they're spending it with their hearts broken, perhaps because of a recent breakup.
If one of these heartbroken people is your friend, don't worry because there are a few things that you can do to make them feel loved. You can ask your friend what they want, but a person with a broken heart usually won't be able to think of something to cheer them up off the bat. So in order for you to help them get through these anxiety-inducing day, here's a rundown of the things that you can do for your heartbroken friend this Valentine's Day!
1. Encourage them to grieve.
Just because it's Valentine's Day, it doesn't mean that no one is allowed to feel miserable. A broken heart doesn't mend quickly, no matter the circumstance. So if your friend feels unquestionably heartbroken, let them know that you're there to be their shoulder to cry on. Most of the time, this is the only thing that they need to be able to see the silver lining of the breakup.
2. Treat them out on a date.
Whether you have Valentine's Day plans with your partner or not, we're sure that you can spare some time to for your heartbroken friend. Even if it's as simple as having lunch at the nearest food court or an afternoon visit at their favorite milk tea shop, as long as you're able to let them know that they don't need a partner to feel loved and appreciated, it's going to be enough.
3. Let them try something new.
If they've previously spent their V-day with an ex, then it might be hard to get them to do anything especially if it would trigger their heartbreak. So this year, you can encourage them to try something new, things that won't bring up memories that they don't want to be reminded of. Maybe it's visiting a new restaurant or going to an art gallery; making a new positive memory on Valentine's Day is a good start in mending their broken heart.
4. Prepare a self-care package.
Although receiving flowers can be sweet, we think preparing a self-care gift package is more useful! You just can't go wrong with a set filled with their favorite things like skincare products and scented candles. You can even put a book about healing and moving on!
It's valid to feel sad if you're newly single on a day that's meant for couples, so make sure to give some TLC to your heartbroke friend. Just rememebr that this might not be the best Valentine's Day your friend will have, but they're lucky to have a friend like you who wants them to feel better. Let them realize that the more effort they put in moving forward from the pain, the more rrefreshed they will feel, so work on this to-do list now!