Make Your Own Meaning

February 14th, 2012 by admin in Holidays, Relationship
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LoveI’m hearing a lot of complaints about Valentine’s Day being “commercial” or a “Hallmark Holiday.”  I’m also seeing people who feel pressured to give just the right gift or say just the right thing.  Valentine’s Day can also remind people they are single and want to be partnered, or it can cause some partnered people to feel disappointment when the reality of their Valentine’s Day doesn’t measure up to the fantasy they see on TV or in the movies.

There is no “one way” to do Valentine’s Day.  The same goes for any other holiday or celebration.  You don’t have to spoil your partner today (unless you want to).  You don’t have to go all out for Christmas (unless that is important to you).  You don’t have to do a fancy dinner or night away for your anniversary (unless that is how you want to celebrate it).  You don’t have to go in the opposite direction and pretend that special occasions mean nothing to you (unless that is your truth).

Make your own meaning for holidays or special occasions.  Create rituals.  Discover your own special occasions.  Follow your heart.  Stop comparing yourself to others and do what feels best for you and your relationship.

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