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Who Me? Co-dependent? Take This Quick Quiz and Find Out
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Who Me? Co-dependent? Take This Quick Quiz and Find Out

Have you seen all the Valentine’s decorations in the stores?  How do they get all that Christmas stuff swept away and the V Day set up so quickly?  I don’t know about you but I always notice a lot of desperate and constricted energy around Love and Romance this time of year.  So ironic that the holiday for celebrating love also causes so much emotional pain at the same time.

Alone For Valentine's Day
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Alone For Valentine's Day

Now that the family holidays of Thanksgiving and Christmas are over and we have turned our calendars to a new year, the next worldwide holiday approaching is Valentine’s Day. Valentine’s Day has become the number one romantic holiday in the world but what happens if you find yourself alone for this momentous occasion? How do you make it through?

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In Catalonia, The Most Romantic Holiday You've Never Heard Of

Catalonia's festival of St. Jordi is like Valentine's Day, but cooler. Forget February 14th. The most romantic day of the year is April 23rd... at least, it is if you're in Catalonia, Spain. This Saturday, Catalonian lovers will celebrate the lovey-doviest day of the year on the festival of Sant Jordi. In Catalonian culture, the festival is marked by an appealing tradition: men give women roses, and women give men books. Hey, there's nothing sexier than a man who reads.

Dare to Love!
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Dare to Love!

The day after Valentine’s Day always strikes me as such a wonderful opportunity. Not only can you score the cutest love inspiring trinkets for half-price (you know that’s what I’ll be doing today!) but it serves as an occasion to take stock of how loves serves or doesn’t serve you… and what you can do about it.

Is February A Good Month For Romance?
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Is February A Good Month For Romance?

Wiki says the following (excerpted): “Saint Valentine's Day (commonly shortened to Valentine's Day) is an annual commemoration held on February 14th celebrating love and affection between intimate companions. The day is named after one or more early Christian martyrs, Valentine. It is traditionally a day on which lovers express their love for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionery, and sending greeting cards ("valentines").

Seven Ways to Celebrate Love All Year
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Seven Ways to Celebrate Love All Year

Seven Ways to Celebrate Love All Year       Whose idea was it to celebrate love one day of the year? I can’t stand Valentine’s Day. I know that might be a shock, seeing as how I’m a relationship coach, but hear me out.       Having one day singled out to celebrate love takes the pressure off people to show their love all year round. It also puts pressure on people (men, mostly) to think they have to come up with the perfect gift or the perfect celebration.

Valentine’s Day For Empty-Nesters… "Hello Stranger!"
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Valentine’s Day For Empty-Nesters… "Hello Stranger!"

Valentine’s day is here. Sometimes we assume that if you’ve celebrated one or twenty Valentine’s days with your honey, the preparation will be the same, and you’ll know exactly what your spouse expects. The reality is we may find ourselves year to year still wondering if what we’re doing for our spouse is actually fulfilling or satisfying their needs. You may do and get things for your spouse based on what advertisers say you should do, or what you think you would like if you were in the other’s shoes. But do we really know?

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Baby Bytes: Cameras Banned In Delivery Rooms

Here at LoveMom, we bring you the love. Our weekly Baby Bytes bring you everything else. Here are this week's 5 must-click mom links: Hospitals across the country are banning cameras of all kinds in the delivery room, and one woman describes why she wants her kids to see her open relationship. Plus, creative ways to document your pregnancy, and things you should do even before you get pregnant.

Focus on Fabulous YOU this Valentine's Day
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Focus on Fabulous YOU this Valentine's Day

Where do you stand on Valentine's Day? Are you rolling your eyes at the Hallmark-esque commercials and feeling queasy at all the pink and red splashed everywhere?Chances are pretty good – thanks to all the advertising and silliness – that you’re keenly aware Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. I used to call Valentine's Day “Singles Awareness Day.” Now that I'm married I couldn't care less about it.

Valentine's Day Nerd
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Best Of The Web: V-Day & Break Up With Your Ex

Is the Hall Pass anti-marriage. Are men programmed to cheat? Do guys have painful sex? Bedroom etiquette. Avoiding Valentine's Day cliches. Common mistakes men make on V-Day. How to avoid Valentine's Day entirely. What other places turn a man on? Playing hard to get works? How gay marriage will lead to robot marriage. And it's time to break up with your ex, y'all.

Gay & Single on Valentine's Day--8 Holiday Survival Strategies
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Gay & Single on Valentine's Day--8 Holiday Survival Strategies

INTRODUCTION For those singles unhappy with their relationship status, Valentine's Day can represent a sense of foreboding and dread as it highlights all the things they wish they had in their lives. Everywhere they look it seems like there is a happy couple on every street corner, and it seems inescapable to walk into a store without some image or product associated with the holiday being shoved in one's face to reinforce the value of love and relationships.

6 Valentine's Resolutions For The Rest Of Us
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6 Valentine's Resolutions For The Rest Of Us

When we marry, we hope to remain happily married until death, yet that is not the experience that most of us have. Yes, most of us who get married will stay married, but committed relationships generally include plenty of significant bumps and bruises. Here are some statistics to ponder: Information from the National Science Foundation suggests that in any given year about 12% of men and 7% of women say they have had sex outside of their marriage. As many as one in three couples struggles because one partner has a low sex drive 

"Oh Please"  NO I DONT WANT TO CELEBRATE VALENTINES
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"Oh Please" NO I DONT WANT TO CELEBRATE VALENTINES

As I answered the phone I could here her sobbing on the other end of the line. I quickly asked her if there was a way I could assist her, I could here the panic in her voice as she said, " Please I have to see you," "I have to get into see you right away ". "There is NO Way i can make it through another Valentines Day" and she began to sob into the phone. I quickly scheduled her for that afternoon, and when she walked into the office you could see her pain and dispair, her face was tear stricken as she began to tell her story.