Thank Goodness THAT Holiday is OVER -OR- Happy Half-Priced Chocolates Day! - The DV Walking Wounded

I have to say, I am SO glad Valentine’s Day is O-VER!!! I love having my honey as my Valentine, so it’s not that…it used to be a day that sucked for me, because I could never succeed at it and my Abuser would double tortured me on this day (not to mention my wedding anniversary used to be February 13), but it’s just the sheer amount of commercialism of it all…that the world says you HAVE to be coupled…why not emphasize loving yourself? You do NOT have to have a significant other to be a complete person…You. Are. Enough! I also have seen first hand a person grieving on Valentine’s Day because the love of their life passed away. This holiday can suck for many reasons, not just being wronged in love…

That being said, today is when Valentine’s candy is on sale for half-off…I still can’t have any, but I thought I’d help out those of you who can…plus, I hear it’s a good substitute for sexual relations, so there’s that

What I’m rather stoked about is that I read an article about Anti-Valentine’s Day WEEK. This is for those “down with love” folks who have been wronged and still hold a grudge. Here’s how the week breaks down (a few days prior, as well as the week after), with a description of the significance of each day. LOVE IT!

  • February 11th: Singles Awareness Day (S.A.D.): This day celebrates the single life and promotes self-love and independence. It’s a time for singles to embrace their status and enjoy their own company or spend time with friends.
  • February 12th: Break-Up Day: This day acknowledges the end of relationships, whether recent or distant, and encourages individuals to reflect on what they’ve learned from past experiences. It can also be a day for closure and moving on.
  • February 13th: Galentine’s Day: Popularized by the TV show “Parks and Recreation,” Galentine’s Day is a day for women to celebrate their friendships with other women. It’s about appreciating the strong bonds of female friendship and supporting each other.
  • February 14th: Valentine’s Day (Anti-Valentine’s Day Edition): For those observing Anti-Valentine’s Day, February 14th might involve activities that intentionally contrast with the traditional romantic gestures associated with Valentine’s Day. This could include things like hosting an “un-romantic” dinner party, watching anti-romantic movies, or simply treating it as any other day. Then again, if you have a cherished Valentine, you’ll show LOVING things toward that person.
  • February 15th: Slap Day (Singles Version): This day is humorously interpreted as a day for people to metaphorically “slap” away any lingering romantic notions or expectations from Valentine’s Day. It’s a time to shake off any feelings of disappointment or frustration and move forward with a sense of empowerment. No actual slapping…that’s assault…
  • February 15th: Forgiveness Day: This day encourages letting go of grudges and resentments, whether they’re related to past relationships or other aspects of life. It’s about moving forward with a lighter heart and a willingness to forgive.
  • February 16th: Kick Day (Singles Version): Following the theme of physical actions, Kick Day could symbolize kicking away any lingering romantic attachments or memories. It’s about asserting independence and letting go of any emotional baggage from past relationships. Again, no actual kicking…that’s wrong…
  • February 16th: Self-Love Day: Similar to Singles Awareness Day, Self-Love Day is all about appreciating and pampering oneself. It’s a reminder to prioritize self-care and acknowledge one’s own worth, regardless of relationship status.
  • February 17th: Perfume Day (Singles Version): On this day, individuals might treat themselves to a new perfume or fragrance as a way to celebrate their own individuality and embrace their unique essence. It’s a reminder to appreciate one’s own scent and identity, independent of romantic partnerships.
  • February 18th: Flirting Day (Singles Version): While this might seem contradictory to the anti-Valentine’s theme, Flirting Day could be interpreted as a day for harmless and lighthearted flirting with friends or acquaintances, without the pressure or expectation of romantic commitment. It’s about enjoying playful interactions and connections without any romantic strings attached.
  • February 19th: Confession Day (Singles Version): This day could encourage individuals to confess any lingering feelings or thoughts they have about past relationships or unrequited love. It’s an opportunity for catharsis and closure, allowing people to express themselves openly and honestly.
  • February 20th: Missing Day: On Missing Day, individuals might acknowledge any feelings of loneliness or longing they have, but with the intention of accepting and embracing these emotions rather than dwelling on them. It’s about recognizing that it’s okay to miss someone or something, but also realizing that one’s happiness and fulfillment are not dependent on external relationships. This can include grieving someone who has passed away, so this one if for everyone, regardless of relationship status.

These interpretations might vary depending on cultural context and personal perspectives, but they generally reflect a playful and sometimes satirical approach to the romantic themes associated with Valentine’s Day. Celebrate in your own HEALTHY way! <3

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