One thing I learned early with military life was there would be some holidays and special occasion days that I would spend alone due to the needs of the Navy.

How do I get through? Find another spouse in the same boat. Yeah, I know that sounds cheesy coming from a Navy spouse.

Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching. If your spouse is away or has to pull a duty night, find another spouse whose spouse is away too.

That’s right! Enjoy this day of love with friends.

You can plan a lunch day out. Buy a small gift as a token of love to show your appreciation. A card or call goes a long way too. Sometimes, a simple call or note merely saying, “Thank you! I appreciate you!”

Don’t feel like you have to be alone this Valentine’s Day, make plans with other military spouses, and enjoy!