Loving Yourself this Valentine’s Day


This week can trigger a lot of sadness for those without a romantic partner.

Hearts are everywhere this week.  For many, this is a time of joy and celebration of a special someone in their lives.  At the same time, there are many for whom this time of year brings sadness.

With the focus on romance, women and men without a special someone can feel lonely, sad and even worthless.  So, I’d like to talk about ways to deal with those difficult emotions.

How can you experience the emotions and then manage them in a healthy way?  Some choose to:

Arrange an alternate celebration with single friends OR

You could do something to celebrate self-love.

How do you like to pamper yourself?  Do you like to:

  • Spend time outdoors at a favorite location?
  • Explore something new?
  • Schedule some type of pampering, such as a massage or mani/pedi?
  • Go out for a nice meal?

I have found making sure to do something outside of the house is imperative. 

Did you know sitting at home generally leads to focusing on the negative thoughts.

If you need help generating ideas or find you are struggling and help in any way, please feel free to contact me.  There is a contact form on the site or you can email (drirgang@rscil.com) or call me (630.912.2908) directly.

Dr. Irgang
Dr. Lisa Irgang is a Clinical Psychologist and the Owner of Relationship Solutions Center. She provides a variety of services to meet her clients needs. Dr. Lisa has worked with people throughout Chicagoland, helping with adjusting to significant life changes, ADHD, Alternative Sexualities, Anxiety Disorders, Bipolar Disorder, Dealing with Chronic Illness, Depression, Low self-esteem, Parenting special needs children, Relationship concerns, and Trauma. She's a graduate of Argosy University Chicago and a Fellow at CLII - Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois.

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