Posted: 17th May 2022
Posted: 9th February 2022
Whatever the reason you aren't feeling the love this Valentines Day, preparing for the day is the best way to keep yourself well.
Valentine's Day has always been a controversial day. Many people feeling like it is just so that card and gift companies can fleece us out of our hard earned cash... less than romantic!
For others there is a pressure to get the right gift, the right card, the perfect date... The pressure can take the fun out of the day, making the lead up to Valentines stressful, the day unenjoyable and leave a feeling of underwhelm.
And then there's those who find the day highlights something they are missing - whether you're in a relationship, or not. The day can feel like it's pointing out - in a loud and painful way - that you cannot join in this year.
Steps to Managing Difficult Dates*
1. Decide what you want to do about it? Ignore it? Date yourself? Self Love?
2. Plan to do something you enjoy or don't get to do often.
3. Include other people, whether it's joining a group, meeting with friends or inviting someone round.
4. Write down your intention.
*Calendar Dates - we are not a love advice service.