OMG there are few holidays better designed to sow anxiety, stress and deep depression than Valentines day.  This is the time of year where my husband and I giggle and snort at the television ads for expensive jewelry and, wait for it, new cars.  I usually turn to him on the couch and bat my eyelashes and say in my best Scarlett O’Hara voice, “surely you’re gonna buy me just one liddle ol’ Beamer for Valentines Day.  I’d like red please.  And darlin’, don’t neglect the leather package and upgraded stereo system.  As God is my witness, I’ll never drive a Honda again!”

Seriously.  Whether you’re with somebody or not, chances are better than 50% that Valentines Day will leave you annoyed, disappointed and ready to eat chocolates–heart shaped or otherwise.

So this Valentine’s day, why not just be your own darn Valentine?  Buy yourself something nice.  Cook yourself a nice dinner (because heaven knows you won’t get good food, prices or even adequate service at a restaurant today), take yourself to the movies or buy yourself flowers.  The best news here is that you won’t be disappointed because you know exactly what you want.  And if you’re with somebody or married, then both of you can do it. 

Here’s wishing you the best Valentine’s Day EVAR.


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