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here we go. Valentines day again.

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LetZygonsbeZygons Tue 04-Feb-14 18:22:51


And its not that I hate people having someone to share it with, imnm genuinely happy for them (and Im of the thought that Val day is every day) but here we go with the million adverts of loved ones and the chocs and the flowers etc etc etc........and yet another reminder Im alone (yes got DC but YKWIM).

any more shoulders out there to cry alongside?

sorry, depressing.

Minime85 Tue 04-Feb-14 18:42:15

getting right on my nerves. its in your face everywhere: TV, pubs, restaurants, every shop you go into, internet. will be glad when its done with.

LetZygonsbeZygons Tue 04-Feb-14 18:45:35

Cant get away from it can we though?
got to go to town tomoz for a birthday gift and card and I bet the 1st thing thatll hit me in card shop will be valentine cards and heart balloons and teddy bears etc etc etc...........

PleaseLetsGoToSleep Tue 04-Feb-14 19:19:20

Oh hooray for this thread, I thought it was just me that was getting pissed off! Trying to ignore all the hearts and tacky rubbish but it's completely everywhere.

I need a funny yet biting answer for if anyone asks me whether I'm getting a card. Any ideas?

LetZygonsbeZygons Tue 04-Feb-14 19:21:47

please, no answers there unless you make one for your DC and vice-versa!

if ive been asked in the past ';did you get any cards' ive shrugged and laughed it off saying I don't believe in the commercialism etc etc'. lying of course as im gutted inside!

PleaseLetsGoToSleep Tue 04-Feb-14 19:42:34

That's a start!

Minime85 Tue 04-Feb-14 19:43:09

no you can't escape it even in e mails for clothes shops or anything they've had to try and put a huge valentine/heart twist on it. its my first on my own too god I think since I was at school! only just realised that. even more depressing.

Isabeller Tue 04-Feb-14 19:45:52

International Quirkyalone Day surely?

rainbowfeet Tue 04-Feb-14 19:48:28

Dreading it!!... My 4th valentines day on my own. confused

Hate it along with Christmas, new year & my birthday feel extra lonely. hmm

JabberJabberJay Tue 04-Feb-14 20:11:33

I'm not bothered about it TBH. Ex H was an arse. I'd far far rather be on my own.

Emalushka Tue 04-Feb-14 20:21:52

I never ever get a card or a present, or even a cup of tea in bed. It's just another normal day in my house (and I do have a partner, honest!) So really, you're not missing out on anything here!!

foolonthehill Tue 04-Feb-14 20:31:11

the only thing worse than Valentine's alone was valentine's with STBExH...who "didn't need to be told when to buy his wife flowers " (because he never did) and always came up with a late, rude card and the excuse "I'm only joking"...3rd one on my own HOORAY!

foolonthehill Tue 04-Feb-14 20:35:49

....but that having been said...still a bit ....."meh" about the in your face marketing and assumption that being on your own is not normal. Grrr

rainbowfeet Wed 05-Feb-14 13:08:20

Got divorce papers in the post this morning so happy early valentines day to me!! shockconfused

LetZygonsbeZygons Thu 06-Feb-14 19:04:00

Rainbow thanks.

well well have to console each other and have a wine together and a whine too!!!!!!

CharCharGabor Thu 06-Feb-14 19:07:58

XP left on Monday so I guess it'll be my first Valentine's Day on my own as well. We never really celebrated it massively but I think the adverts will piss me off! I think I'll do a nice meal for me and the kids instead.

LetZygonsbeZygons Thu 06-Feb-14 19:12:17

Char sorry to hear that. thatswhat Ill do. still depressing but at least DC and me do 'fun' stuff like well make heart biscuits or something and a card for each other.

not the same but I say Valentines apply to children too!

thing is they do valentines on the childrens channels too ffs!

LadyMaryLikesCake Thu 06-Feb-14 19:16:51

I've sent my ex something. A court summons for maintenance arrears that he's refusing to pay. I'm nice like that.

It's 'hallmark day'. All people are doing is spending money in a fake attempt to re-assure someone that they like them. It's more important to like yourself and not put up with a waste of space just so you get a card that will end up in the recycling.

CharCharGabor Thu 06-Feb-14 19:30:32

Heart biscuits are a good idea smile mine love doing anything that destroys the kitchen!

daisystone Thu 06-Feb-14 20:49:32

It is all marketing. The ads on TV are about money and not love. Valentines has gone the same way as Halloween and Easter etc. Valentines Day USED to be for the unmarried and unattached. It was a way of telling someone you loved or admired how you felt - anonymously if you wished - with a card. It was not for people who were already together. It is bloody stupid now. Men buy things because it is expected of them. They don't get the supermarket roses and bottle of champagne because they really want to, but because if they don't they will have a very pissed off wife on their hands. It is about what is expected of them and that is not romantic OR sexy is it?

secretsoutherncomfortdrinker Thu 06-Feb-14 21:24:36

Bloody hate it so lonely especially as ex is with ow and i know they will be celebrating together i want to poke him in the face..and is it also disturbing that i ripped out the 14th of my diary blush i don't like being lonely and its my birthday the week after waaaahhhhaaaahhhhaaa.

Foxy800 Thu 06-Feb-14 21:27:49

Hate it, its glorified rubbish and it will be a normal day for me!!!

1983mummy Thu 06-Feb-14 23:55:15

It'll be my first valentines alone, however my ex never really gave a shit anyway. Last year all his thoughts were on OW too. For me it's just a reminder that no one loves me hmm

LetZygonsbeZygons Fri 07-Feb-14 17:45:14

tea and sympathy all round. and Daisystone absolutely spot on about the meaning and stuff.

honey86 Fri 07-Feb-14 21:20:44

Cant stand valentines day... Watching everyone around me treat each other n spend time together. sad Such a lonely day for me dispite knowing its aload of overmarketed pointless crap x

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