Only 7 days left until Valentine’s Day!!
Are you still not sure what to plan for your partner? Maybe we can help!
Have a Crush: Send some flowers with a quick note. No roses, just Gerber daisies with “friendly” pairings (the floral shop should know what to do). Add just a quick note, “Hope you have a wonderful Valentine’s Day.”
New Relationship: If your relationship is new, try a low-key dinner. It is difficult to determine if we should or should not celebrate this holiday when the relationship is new. Error on the side of caution and plan something small.
Single: Be comforted that you are not alone. This holiday is about Love. Not only romantic love but the love we share each and every day with family and friends! Plan a day with a single friend or remind your family how much you care by sending out Valentines.
Spa Packages. If you are looking to spoil your love, this could be the ticket. Call a local spa, check it’s website for legitimacy, and schedule an all-day trio of: Massage, Facial, and Pedicure. Lots of places offer couple packages if you want to partake in the day.
Looking to Personalize. For a partner this means more that hustling out to the dinner crowds or opening a gift you just grab from target on the way home from work. If you want to come from the heart try these:
- Personal jewelry (not inscribing a name, but a stone from an important relative in a new piece of jewelry or a piece that compliments your partners’ character)
- Romantic Picnic (too cold outside? Set up a park style motif in the house)
- Dress and Shoes (A friend can help with her size and style. She can open this on Tuesday for dinner reservations another night.) It’s so pretty woman, without all the hooker stuff.
Dinner: Stop reading this blog and pick up the phone. Valentine’s Day is the busy Restaurant day of the year, so if you want to get a seat, you must plan ahead. Try a smaller local joint to make the night more memorable.
Flowers: If you think this is to cliché, think again. Flowers are great, and enjoyed even more when you have them delivered to your partners work or school. Secretly people like others to “enjoy” them with us.
If your partner “hates” Valentine’s Day it is possibly due to a history of bad Valentine’s Days so make this one good!
The Cynical Therapist came to be when two therapists became friends. SoulMates or Kindered Spirit Animals… Call us what you will…. We are two bad*** chics Licensed to teach you how to grow into your full potential and add some humor along the way.
Laurie Wilson and Elle Anzalone are both Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist practicing in Huntington Beach, CA.