Love it or hate it: Valentine's Day is here to stay!
There is no doubt that many of us feel depressed on February 14th. A lot of times the lonely hearts are women. However, I know plenty of men who get sad because they aren't quite where they want to be in their love life either.
While I have wished so many of the singles (and couples!) that I know a day filled with love, light, and laughter in person at my recent events, on social media, via text, etc., there is something more that I wanted to share during this "Love Week". I touched on this topic (and much more) in my interview with dating coach, Michelle Baxo this past Monday. You can check out our episode on "How to be your own Matchmaker" for insight on how I do my matchmaking and how you can use my secrets from my-thirteen-year-and-still-going-strong-matchmaking career to empower yourself. The goal is to either go out there and find the love you deserve on your own or, you know, hire me to get the job done for you. Either way, if you don't want to spend the next Valentine's Day alone-or lonely in a relationship- you have to be proactive about doing the matchmaking and/or getting the coaching now.
In the meantime, the message that I want to be sure you received today is this: Regardless of what things look like on the surface, you are right where you need to be! If you were dating someone who has ignored Valentine's Day completely, did not receive a gift from your partner, or are involved with someone who started a huge argument right before the holiday, look on the bright side: You now know where you stand. It is better to understand the truth than to fool yourself by holding on to the idea of potential for a lasting relationship.
If you are standing alone, there is a reason for that too. It is not the time for you to be in a relationship. Perhaps, you are alone because there is more that you need to achieve in your career. Because of a literal or metaphorical place that you or the love of your life must travel to before it is time for you to meet. When it comes to love, the stars must align for it to truly be in the air. You have to trust the timing of your life.
We can all be thankful that Valentine's Day gives us an opportunity to learn the truth--to see who is aligned with our vision for love and who isn't. And for that reason, I hope you can recognize that-no matter what your relationship status-it is a happy day!
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