The day of love continues to be hated by many.
The sight of Cupid and candy hearts is enough to make your heart swoon…or make you roll your eyes.
In honor of St. Valentine, you may don bright red heels and get a pink glitter manicure or you might pointedly choose to dress in all black. No other holiday is as polarizing as Valentine's Day-but where do these strong reactions come from?
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"Valentine's Day is very 'hate it or love it'," says Elle Swan, a life coach and author of "Elle-evate: Change Your Life in 60 Seconds or Less," adding that people's feelings about the holiday often change from one year to the next. "The reason is because, whether we realize it or not, Valentine's Day is a mirror reflecting back to us both our relationship status and our relationship to love."
That kind of introspection can be painful whether you're single, dating or even married. This holiday kind of screams, "It's evaluation time! Prove your love!"
Jane Atkinson, an author who documents her personalRead More »from Hate Valentine's Day? You're Not the Only One