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5 Tips for Surviving V-Day

Although Valentine’s Day is meant to celebrate love, it
can bring bittersweet memories and pain.

For kids, Valentine’s Day is a time to exchange funny cards and eat boxes of
chocolate. For adults, it’s often much more than just a time to send flowers
and buy heart jewelry, chocolates and cards—it’s a time to rededicate your love
to one special person. But when you’re a widow or widower, or have lost your
love due to an unfortunate life circumstance, Cupid’s arrow can pierce your
heart in a very different way. What was once a holiday of “warm
fuzzies” can turn into a sorrowful day to overcome.

It’s true that Valentine’s Day holds significance for most couples, but it was
particularly special for my husband Gordon and me. After losing my father in
February, the whole season had become fraught with painful memories. Then a
young man with a lot of heart came into my life, and it just so happened that
Valentine’s Day was right after our first date. When I got home from work,
Gordon had left a bouquet of pink carnations on my front porch. So, it became a
yearly ritual for us to use Valentine’s Day as the anniversary of our first
date together.

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