It’s the New Year! The holidays are well and truly over and it’s time for a fresh start. You have your New Years resolutions set; you’re ready to seize the year! Only now, your local restaurants have started advertising “reservations for that special day.” You go around town, and see boxes of Russell Stover’s chocolate heart boxes and rows of Necco Sweetheart candies. Your Netflix queue is suggesting romantic movies both old and new. Then it hits you…


Ah yes, February 14th, the day where you and your loved one exchange romantic pleasantries and celebrate your love and affection for one another (last-minute panic over gifts and the dubious joys of overcrowded, overpriced restaurants notwithstanding!)

But what if you’re single? Or This can be a difficult time of year, especially if you’ve been single for a long time, or have recently come out of a long term relationship. Still, there’s no need to bury your head in the sand. If you think you can’t celebrate Valentine’s Day as a single person, think again!

Celebrate yourself and give yourself the love and admiration that you deserve. Love is all around you – and the best relationship you are in is the one that you have with yourself.

Here are 5 ideas of how to celebrate Valentine’s Day as a single person:

Treat Yo Self!

If there is one day out of the year where you can spoil yourself, why not be on Valentine’s Day? Is there a special gift you want for yourself?

Whether it’s a great bottle of wine, a fine meal or a day trip to a spa, a little self-indulgence on Valentine’s Day is a sure way to celebrate the beautiful person you are.

Pay Your Love Forward

People are always in need of love – and what better day to give it than on Valentine’s Day? Giving your time and attention to someone less fortunate is a true showing of love and compassion.

Whether it’s volunteering at a soup kitchen, making treats for a bake sale or simply writing a card for someone, doing a good deed on Valentine’s Day is a great way to show the love inside you.

Find Strength In Numbers

You may not be the only single person amongst your friends! Get all of your friends together, single or not, and celebrate! Throw a party or go out on the town.

Remember, the love you have with your friends can be rewarding itself.

Be Spontaneous!

Ever wanted to try something new but were too afraid to? Discovering a secret passion or hobby is a great way to ignite the fire within you. Ever want to hear yourself sing at a karaoke club or try a new sport?Be the captain of your life and set a course for uncharted waters. You may learn new and exciting things about yourself.

Recognize The Love In Your Life

Remember, being single on Valentine’s Day does not mean that your life is void of love. Acknowledge the moments in your life where you have felt love. Take stock of the love you have for your friends and family as well as the romantic love that you want for yourself for your future.

While it may be easy to be swept away by Valentine’s Day, remember that love will come in and out of our lives. As we mature and experience life, keep in mind that you should love your life at every moment with or without a significant other.

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Park Avenue Relationship Consultants (PARC) is an out-of-network New York relationship counseling service with private office locations in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Riverdale and Long Island. We specialize in couples therapy, individual and family relationship counseling, and marriage and pre-marital counseling. Each PARC therapist is an expertly trained, fully licensed clinician with over 20 years’ experience working with couples, individuals and families. All sessions are private and client information confidential.

Our therapists are now offering online or in-person relationship counseling sessions for individuals, couples and families. All sessions are out-of-network, private and confidential. For more details—and to schedule your first session—please contact our Client Coordinator at 917-340-7592 or via email. We also offer special introductory 3- and 5-session counseling packages for new clients only.

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