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Memorial Day Weekend and the Newly Single

If you had a loved one that perished in military service, give yourself the space to remember and honor them. 

Memorial Day is often thought of as a family day or family weekend. As a newly single person, it may be a time that you want to prepare for in advance. You can create a game plan that allows you stay active, stay home and veg or a combination of the two. If you have children, you may have to navigate how and if you share them with an ex this weekend.

Traditional Memorial Day Weekend Activities

Traditional activities can include parades, memorializing those who died in military service, BBQ’s, camping trips, beach excursions, movies, and shopping. Many of these are centered around families. If you will be alone this weekend, give yourself some options.  If you had a loved one that perished in military service, give yourself the space to remember and honor them. This could be quiet reflection, a trip to military cemetery, or simply flying a flag; whatever has meaning for you.

…if both parents have a military background, either individually or within their family, you may want to consider sharing the weekend or the day.

If you want to stay active, put together shopping trips, a good movie, and BBQ, perhaps a movie night with friends. These are all activities you can do on your own, or you can engage with friends for all or some of them. Consider walking through the park or taking part in a Memorial Day walk/run. Being physically active boosts dopamine levels and increases our happiness. Getting lost in a good action movie or comedy is a way to celebrate and to lift your mood if this is a tough weekend for you.

Memorial Day Movie Weekend

Memorial Day Weekend has become synonymous with the start of the summer movie season.  There are fewer releases this year. This may be due to the slowdown in the industry cause by the covid pandemic. One highly anticipated release this weekend is Top Gun: Maverick. The previews have the familiar soaring flight sequences, as well as returning cast members Tom Cruise and Val Kilmer. Critics are giving it high marks. You can also watch the original on Netflix as a primer.

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Other movies opening this weekend, or staying in theaters include:

  • The Bob’s Burgers Movie
  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
  • Firestarter
  • Downton Abbey: A New Era

Streaming additions this weekend include:

  • Stranger Things: Season 4 (Netflix)
  • Obi-Wan Kenobi – 2-Episode Premiere – Part I and II (Disney+)
  • Emergency 2022 (Amazon)
  • We Need to Talk (Paramount+)

The best thing about movies and being single: It’s fun to go by yourself because you only see the movie you want to see.  No compromises!  Make your picks for this weekend and enjoy!

Who gets the kids?

Memorial Day can be an overlooked holiday in custody agreements. If both parents have a military background, either individually or within their family, you may want to consider sharing the weekend or the day. This would allow the kids to honor both parents. If only one of the parents has a military background, consider giving them the priority for Memorial Day if not the entire weekend.

A group of children holding a sign

If you have the kids, plan activities to help them understand Memorial Day, and to honor and remember those American soldiers who gave their lives for our freedom. Suggestions might be:

  • Placing flowers at a nearby veteran’s memorial, military graveyard or on the grave of a deceased family member or friend. 
  • If your kid loves arts and crafts have them make a flag that you can fly outside or bring to a picnic or BBQ. They can also create a “Thank you” sign to hang next to the flag.

Don’t go too deep, just enough for them to know what the day means to Americans.

Summary

Memorial Day Weekend can be educational, fun, restful and a time to set new traditions. Go out, stay in, have fun. Do what you need to do to make the weekend yours.

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