Approach 1: ignoring it altogether
Valentine’s Day has become a big money-making scheme for card and gift-makers, with many restaurants and retailers jumping on the bandwagon. Those in couples often feel pressured to buy or do something romantic, but as a single you don’t have to follow this trend. You can simply go about the day as if it is any other day and save yourself a few quid while you’re about it.
If you’re struggling to cope with negative emotions about being single, the constant reminders may be too much to bear. If so, come up with innovative ways to shut it out. Take a duvet day and enjoy your favourite (unromantic) film or book. Go for a long walk in the country and enjoy all that nature has to offer. Spend time reading the Bible or working out. The day will soon be over and normality will resume.
Approach 2: embracing it, but with a twist
There are many things you can do to make Valentine’s tolerable and perhaps even fun. Here are some ideas to get you started:
Written by: Steven Grimmer
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