Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Therapist's View: Day to Show Love

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Therapist's View: Day to Show Love

Article excerpt

ARE you ready for Valentine's Day? If not, get going.

I see too many men and women in therapy who are hurt because their mates were not as thoughtful as they might have been on Valentine's Day.

How do you know what to do? Take your cue from previous years.

If you didn't give a gift to your girlfriend but she gave you one, this year give her a present.

If you celebrated before the 14th, but let Valentine's Day itself go by unnoticed, and as a result found yourself in the doghouse, remember to celebrate on the 14th. Also, because of the high demand for flowers on this occasion, many florists deliver a day or two ahead. Getting flowers two days early doesn't cut the mustard with a lot of women.

I know one man who waited until seven at night to give his wife her card. By that time she was already filing divorce papers in her head. …

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