The original meaning of Valentine’s Day has nothing to do with the now traditional customs of sending flowers, cards and candy. It had more to do with an early saint called Valentinus who was imprisoned and tortured. The history behind this day is an interesting read but not exactly the stuff of Hallmark and Godiva Chocolate.
What if you are one of the many (though it might not seem so) for whom the advertising, marking and celebration of Valentine’s Day seems like a cruel joke? The advertising of Valentine’s Day starts early and it is difficult not to assume that everyone you know is probably sending pounds of chocolate, trucks of flowers and that one special card. For those who are not in a romantic relationship or who are in relationships that are sour, here are some tips for getting through the holiday.