© Michelle Chan
Regardless if you're spending Valentine's Day alone, with friends/family, and/or with a significant other, it is all okay. Valentine's Day may "just be another day," but let's be honest, it's a day that brings up a vast array of feelings for a lot of people, whether or not they're in a relationship. Are you unhappily single or in an unsatisfying relationship? Have you been having a difficult time seeing all the ads on TV for jewelry, flowers, and candy or walking into a store and seeing red and pink hearts dangling everywhere?
Consider reaching out to ones who can be a source of support to you. Try not to let the internal/external pressure dictate what's best for you, because rushing to get to know someone or staying in an unhappy relationship just to be able to pass one day with someone you don't care much about may not be the happiest way you can spend the day.
No matter how you're spending the day or who you're spending the day with, spend it in a way that makes you feel fulfilled and happy. Have no significant other to spoil? Spoil yourself! Have no significant other to spend it with? Spend it with loved ones in your life, take yourself out, stay in and do something YOU enjoy, or do something for the ones you love! Valentine's Day is suppose to be a day of love, so show yourself or those around you some love today!
Whether you feel it or not, know this: You. Are. Loved.
If you're in a happy and fulfilling relationship with someone who likes/loves, respects, and cherishes you, I am thrilled for you! May you both get to enjoy today with one another.
Like always, if you're in need of support and believe I can be of any help, please don't be afraid to reach out. Together, we can explore what may help you.
“It’s all about falling in love with yourself and sharing that love with someone who appreciates you, rather than looking for love to compensate for a self love deficit.” – Eartha Kitt