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How to Survive Valentine's Day with Depression

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Or you can just take the day off and try one of the other tips, your choice.

10) Go to a Singles Awareness Day party or go out to dinner and movies or do something else with your single (or taken) friends. You can make this day all about fun and caring about others (romantically or not). It’s your choice whether you want this to be a positive or negative day. It shouldn’t matter whether you have a significant other or not.

11) If at the end of the day you really do just want someone of the romantic variety, give that man (or woman) you’ve been pushing aside a chance. If you don’t have one of those, it could be time to express your interest in a crush before the “big day,” or even try a dating site. But remember, if you don’t find someone, you can still have plenty of fun following the above tips.

12) After a day of fun and exciting events, it’s now time to give yourself the sleep you deserve. Get those full eight hours of sleep, make sure the temperature’s at the right level and that you’re not starving before attempting to take a snooze. Basically, the book suggests being comfortable right before you sleep to get full benefits, which could lead to a happier and healthier life.

What are some ways you cope with having depression on romantic holidays like Valentine's Day if you have or don't have a significant other?

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Laugh about it:
http://55minutedrive.blogspot.com/2015/02/alone-for-valentines-day.html

February 9, 2015 - 4:51pm
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This means that valentine facebook status you are relating your deep love for your girlfriend or boy friend with the historical love of St. Valentines for his girl.

January 31, 2012 - 4:25am
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