Valentines Day seems like such an innocent holiday, with children exchanging cute cards and candy. And hearts and cupids everywhere.
And yet it can also be very depressing for singles or people who’ve become single. It’s easy for them to start counting how many years they have been Valentine-less. It’s hard for them to walk in a CVS to buy a tube of toothpaste without being overwhelmed by hearts and chocolate and sappy cards.
Of course some single people do celebrate Valentine’s Day. They call it Happy Independence Day. They’re glad not to have all the grandiose expectations that women can put onto men on this day that keeps Hallmark and flower stores in business. But for others, especially for those who’ve lost their Valentine, and are all alone, this can be one of the very difficult holidays.