If we were to ask pop culture what the ideal relationship looked like, most of us would expect an image of fireworks in the sky with that one and only person who completes us. Romantic comedies may be uplifting, and love songs beautiful, but much of what we learn about relationships early on sets us up for unrealistic expectations.
The result? We never feel like our relationships are good enough, and may doubt if we’re deserving of love.
Holidays like Valentine’s Day can exacerbate these worries. Social media often makes it seem like everyone else is coupled and in an ecstatic state of love. If we’re partnered, we may wonder if our relationship is as good as everyone else’s seems to be. And if we’re single, we may feel even more inadequate.
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Imagine you are walking down the street on a freezing winter day — looking for something to warm your spirits — and encounter a group of strangers who offer you a free rose with only one condition: you need to indulge in some PDA. Continue reading These People Got Free Roses on Valentine’s…With One Catch
Valentine’s Day. For single people in America (who would like to be in romantic relationships), this can be one of the most excruciating days of the year. Everywhere you look, happy couples will be there: delivering gifts to each other at work, crowding your favorite restaurant, and taking over your Instagram feed. You’ve barely recovered from the holidays with your family, where you likely spent a good amount of time answering questions about your love life, and WHAM. Here comes Valentine’s Day to add insult to injury.
It can be hard to get through with your sanity intact. So first, let’s talk about how to handle it; then, let’s talk about how to avoid having this same conversation next year. Continue reading Valentine’s Day for Singles