You know what’s in a few days? Valentine’s Day. Yep, that made up holiday created by greeting cards companies to sell eight-dollar cards and cheap chocolate. Yeah. It is in a few days and I’ve sat where you may be sitting today. Seeing that date creep up on the calendar, knowing it’s nearly here, trying to convince myself that it doesn’t matter but also feeling terrible that I actually care.

Navigating singleness and dating can be extremely challenging, and post-divorce, the stakes are even higher! In this episode of The Rclaimed Podcast, Ellie Herringshaw dialogues with Kaitlyn Raley about their similar seasons of singleness. They discuss how they decided to date after divorce, online dating tips and tricks, and those dreaded break-ups. Although it may be an unwanted season for a time, singleness is important and it can be incredibly healing!

About two weeks ago, I went out on what could be described as a “singles mixer.” A friend of mine invited me and a bunch of her friends to go bowling on a Friday night. We were asked to invite other single friends as well. For me, the whole experience was awkward. I barely knew what to say when a guy asked me out. “Umm… I’ll think about it.” I replied.