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Valentine’s and the Single Girl

 

382134461_f53e5a62ecFebruary 14 can add a dash of discomfort in the lives of those not in the throes of a bona-fide relationship. Just think of When Harry Met Sally. Who doesn’t heart romantic movies? And when did heart become a verb?

If Valentine’s Day finds you thinking outside the chocolate box, give these links a look.

The Single Woman blog

Ms Single Mama blog

Simone Grant’s blog

Single Women Don’t Hate Valentine’s Day

Top Mommy Blogs

Now this — Singles Awareness (Appreciation) Day

Real? I don’t know for sure but so reports Wikipedia on the lesser known humorous holiday, Singles Awareness (or Appreciation) Day. Instead of traditional Valentine’s Day observations, single people rather gather to celebrate or to commiserate in their single status. Some want to remind romantic couples that they don’t need to be in a relationship to celebrate life. (We do agree.)

Common activities during Singles Awareness Day include single events, traveling, volunteering, treating oneself to popular activities, gathering of family and friends, and gift giving for oneself. On this day many people wear green, as it is considered to be the ‘opposite’ of red. Another popular option is an absence of color (black), to symbolize an absence of celebration.

Best case scenario? I heart celebrating life. Sometimes we all just need a little boost.

Take care,  cherilynnvelandSM
Cherilynn

Cherilynn Veland, LCSW, MSW, is a therapist living in Chicago. She also blogs about home, work, life and love at www.stopgivingitaway.com.

 

 

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Valentine’s and the Single Girl


Cherilynn Veland, LCSW, MSW

Cherilynn Veland, MSW, LCSW, is a counselor and coach based in Chicago. She has been helping individuals, couples and families for more than 20 years. She is author of Stop Giving It Away, a book about developing healthier relationships with yourself and others. The Stop Giving It Away movement aims to stop the detrimental level of self-sacrifice in which many women live and work. Winner of the 2015 National Indie Excellence Book Award in the Women's Issues category - Stop Giving It Away.


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, . (2019). Valentine’s and the Single Girl. Psych Central. Retrieved on November 18, 2019, from https://blogs.psychcentral.com/psychology-women/2014/02/valentines-and-the-single-girl/

 

Last updated: 28 Mar 2019
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