I was struggling last year on Valentines Day – it was the longest break-up and it definitely took a toll in the whole of my life. I’m feeling extra positive about this year not because I want to show everyone else that I’m actually happy on my own, but because I’m truly happy being alone this year. 🙂
If I have learned anything in life, it is that people do not need to be alone to be lonely. I know many people who have been far lonelier in a relationship than they have ever been by themselves. So why does our society function on the premise that to be single is to be lonely, and to be alone on Valentine’s Day is to be rejected or unloved in some intrinsic way? As someone who has been alone on every Valentine’s Day since eighth grade, I can say with certainty that I have never felt that my value as a person is somehow diminished because I am not receiving a heart-shaped box of chocolates and red roses from someone I may or may not actually care about. Your worth is not determined by a commercial holiday bursting with illusion, false companionship, and fleeting notions of love.
I have heard…
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