I have always been a valentine-giving, mixtape-making, hopeless romantic. This year I decided to call in the heavy artillery, asking groundbreaking producer Jarreau Vandal to help me out with a few recommendations for this weekend's mix.
So how about nixing the pain of this pressure-filled day and let's get back to what really matters: expressing love. You don't have to ditch your diet and eat a 5-course dinner or gobs of chocolate to do it (although if that's your thing, go for it). Here are some tips to celebrate V-Day your way:
A year later, after I've forgotten about her and have begun talking to other women, she sneaks up, whacks me behind the knees, and down I go, sobbing. I wail that I missed her, but she brushes me off. Tells me not to forget again. And she's gone.
Valentine's Day is nearly here. In one way or another, many of us will once again celebrate the bliss of romance. Flowers will be delivered, red cards will be mailed and boxes of chocolate will be devoured. Couples of all ages will enjoy a few hours when they dine at local restaurants.
In this day and age, women have won the right to vote, to burn our bras, and to climb the corporate ladder. Why do we still find it a challenge to be honest in the bedroom? And could this duplicity potentially lead us astray when looking for Mr. Right?
My idea of romance has changed a bit since our kids entered the picture. Parenthood is like exploring a strange jungle together. Everyday brings something completely different from the next. As strange as it may sound, it can be pretty romantic. Stick with me on this one.
Try and assess the ratio of positive to negative comments you make to each other. Chances are, you may need to make some adjustments in that regard, if you value your significant other and hope to celebrate many more love and romance-filled Valentine's Days together.
I used to be a very romantic person until my husband stopped calling me from the office to say he missed me and loved me and started calling me to ask if the plumber had come to fix the kids' toilet and if I had called the vet to see when Sadie needed her next Parvo shot.
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