the obligatory . . .

Valentine’s Day post.

[Clearing throat]


There. Are you happy now?

(Is it just me, or is Valentine’s Day the antithesis of romance? Especially if you’re in a relationship.)


8 thoughts

  1. I like to think of it as another milestone in your relationship that allows you a moment to express more than just normal conversation to your significant other . Once again today allowed me to express my gratitude to my spouse for making me push my limits to be….well, more than what I would normally be. She doesn’t complete me but she definitely does enhance me. Hopefully everyone got more sugar than violets today. Nice post made me think really hard about what I have. Happy Valentine’s Day.

    • I’m glad you liked it. I’ve never been a big fan of Valentine’s Day, whether I was in or out of a relationship. I worked in a women’s clothing store for a short while a few years ago. On Valentine’s Day, you wouldn’t believe the number of men who came in to find last-minute gifts for their wives. Not that they weren’t sincere or didn’t really love their significant others. But… For some, so much pressure is placed on a single day. And it just seems silly. I would far rather be surprised by the person I love (or vice versa) than do something special just because it’s Valentine’s Day.

      However… You bring up an excellent point. I like the milestone idea you described above. Thank you for helping me think about it in a different light. Happy Valentine’s Day to you and your wife, too!

  2. If you’re doing it right, and by “it” I mean actively fostering and nurturing a loving relationship, the 24-hour period on Feb. 14th is rendered “just another day” and the pressure isn’t as great. I don’t dislike it, but it can be quite ridiculous.

    • I agree. And I thank you for your insight. The concept of Valentine’s Day may never sit well with me, but that’s okay. It is, as you say, just another day. And it’s not bad to have a special day to show your love for one another. :)

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