Another Pandemic Valentine’s Day – Lowell Sun

Another Pandemic Valentine's Day - Lowell Sun

Another Pandemic Valentine’s Day – Lowell Sun


If you don’t like Valentine’s Day, you have a good excuse not to attend this year.

Having said that, if you are in a relationship with someone who loves love, you should really try to accept it. Rejecting any form of love hurts the person you gave you, and you don’t want to add hurt to anyone’s life, especially your loved ones.

Try to figure out how to spend the day with your partner in a way that works for both of you. By brainstorming together, you can come up with new ideas or happily tackle old ones. If you end up just watching TV and eating heart pizza (ask your local store, they’ll make it for you), that sounds romantic to me. By the way: Valentine’s Day is the biggest pizza delivery night of the year, so you’ll be going in groups. My wife will have some additional comments and thoughts, and my only answer is yes (as long as we can stay home).

If you don’t have a partner, but you still like the idea of ​​celebrating, you can celebrate Quirkyalone Day.

For those who haven’t found the right partner but want to celebrate love in all its forms, this Valentine’s Day alternative has become popular in many towns. You can still party whether or not you have a romantic partner. I really think St. Valentine would have asked for it.

If you don’t have a sweetheart, you need to count your blessings anyway and realize that you’re ok.

According to a CNN special, 50% of relationships now start online, and I think a lot of people limit themselves to online dating. The positive thing about this long distance or just keeping a safe connection is that many people spend more time getting to know someone before they get involved. And taking the time makes you more likely to have a successful relationship.

Having someone say good morning to you is an uplifting experience. Many people are more isolated than ever, and research shows that loneliness is more harmful to physical health than smoking. However, it’s your choice. Not everyone can fall in love, and that’s fine. If you’re happy with your life, there’s no reason to do it just because it’s on a few calendars.

Valentine’s Day should remind us of love. Give, show, revel, and share with those who are important to us. If you feel like no one is there, look in the mirror and give yourself a little love. It all starts with you, and loving yourself can make your life a very pleasant place. It will also make you a happier person.

Dr. Barton Goldsmith, a psychotherapist in Westlake Village, California, is the author of Happy Couples: How to Make Happiness a Habit, One Small Thing at a Time. ©2022 Tribune Content Agency, LLC

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