Throughout the year they can handle being single, enjoy it even, but on Valentine’s Day they are suddenly confronted with the fact that they don’t have that special person in their life.
Even though family and friends may love them dearly, when they are not in a relationship on Valentine’s Day, they may feel that nobody loves them because they don’t have anyone to love.
It’s painful to be alone on such a special day, and I’m sure if you were to ask them if Valentine’s Day should be abolished, you would get a wholehearted ‘Yes’.
Love … what is love? It’s here one day and gone the next. When couples pledge their everlasting loyalty to each other on their wedding day, they think their love is going to be forever. Their love will survive.
Reality and statistics tell us a different story. The younger the couple when they get married, the more likely they will get divorced.
Marriage is just not a popular institution anymore. Couples prefer to live together, making splitting up so much easier.
Divorce aside, what about all the battered men and women? How do they feel about Valentine’s Day? They might get a bunch of flowers on February 14th and a black eye on February 15th.
Those who can manage it, she will leave their abusive partners, but not all of them can. They have to put with the rages and violence. How do they feel about Valentine’s Day?
For whatever the reason, love doesn’t last. Abuse, alcohol, gambling, infidelity, money problems and a string of other reasons make sure of that. It’s one thing to date someone, but quite another to live with someone, day after day, night after night.
Being in love is very different from loving someone. How can a love last forever when, as men and women grow as people, they change from who they used to be? Life changes them as careers are chosen and characters are formed. Thirty seven year old men and women will think and act very differently as when they were seventeen.
The only people who wholeheartedly support Valentine’s Day are the florists, jewellers, card sellers, and countless others who have something to sell that makes for a suitable gift for the day of love.
Valentine’s Day is a joke. If you truly love someone, you don’t need a special day to surprise someone with a bunch of flowers, a box of chocolates or another nice present. Any day of the year will do.