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Making #2 Feel Like #1: Creating a New Valentine's Day Playbook

02/12/2011 01:34 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Old habits die hard, but when it comes to Valentine's Day traditions you had with a former spouse, die they must.

When you're in a subsequent marriage or relationship, it's imperative to burn the old playbook and write a new one -- especially one customized to your new partner's joys, loves, and unique tickles. On Valentine's Day, your partner needs to know she's the one, not the "second one." Here are five no-nonsense, no-expense ways to make that loud and clear.

Making #2 Feel Like #1: Creating a New Valentine's Day Playbook

Joel Schwartzberg is the author of "The 40-Year-Old Version: Humoirs of a Divorced Dad" -- an award-winning collection of personal essays -- and is a very happily-remarried man.