Home » Blogs » Mental Health Humor » Love: Do you Give Your Heart? Flowers? Chocolate? or Brains?

Love: Do you Give Your Heart? Flowers? Chocolate? or Brains?

James, You don’t get me… I would’t be caught alive eating that!!
Do you understand your partner’s needs?

Love: Do you Give Your Heart? Flowers?  Chocolate? or Brains?

Is your relationship heading into Zombie land?  After 25 years and 4 kids with the same woman, one might conclude the only place the relationship could be is in zombie land!  With so many years behind us, I can honestly tell you that the only way to survive and thrive the ups and downs of the long term life relationship is to make sure you understand one basic thing to success of any relationship.  Communication.

Here is a tip I have learned over the years.

While I gave my heart to my wife, I DON’T give my wife flowers. This might upset a few woman, but wait! Hear me out. I don’t believe in giving once alive now dead items as gifts!  (i.e. animals furs and flowers.) No matter how beautiful flowers may be– for me, it always felt like I was giving something just killed and dead… So, I replaced flowers with chocolate.  Now, if you ask me if giving chocolate (something that I really don’t like unless it’s mixed with peanut butternut) to my wife often has helped our marriage?  I can without doubt say maybe.  Dark Chocolate works…maybe, I do have some brains after all. Ambassador
 Chato Stewart CRPS-A
Love: Do you Give Your Heart? Flowers? Chocolate? or Brains?

Chato Stewart

Chato Stewart has a mission, to draw and use humor as a positive tool to live, to cope with the debilitating effects symptoms of mental illness. Chato Stewart is a Mental Health Hero and Advocate. Recovery Peer Specialist board-certified in Florida. Chato is the artist behind the cartoons series Mental Health Humor, Over-Medicated, and The Family Stew - seen here in his blog posts. The cartoons are drawn from his personal experience of living with bipolar disorder (and other labels).

One comment: View Comments / Leave a Comment



APA Reference
Stewart, C. (2016). Love: Do you Give Your Heart? Flowers? Chocolate? or Brains?. Psych Central. Retrieved on December 7, 2019, from


Last updated: 14 Feb 2016
Statement of review: Psych Central does not review the content that appears in our blog network ( prior to publication. All opinions expressed herein are exclusively those of the author alone, and do not reflect the views of the editorial staff or management of Psych Central. Published on All rights reserved.