Last time we opened the floor to comments about romance, good and bad…from the newlyweds…
…My sweetheart. He often brings me little gifts, kisses me hello and goodbye, and more.
The rest of her story is just lovely – make sure you read it.
My person was not a Valentine’s Day kind of guy. He was an EVERY day kind of man…
Reader Jim D. offers these wise words he shared with “someone very special:”
lovers may come and go, but best friends stay forever.
We”ll keep the comments open so you can share your thoughts, memories and comments.
Original text below.
Valentine’s Day is like final exams for many relationships, and it’s often Pass/Fail. In the course of my romantic life, I’ve experienced some failing grades:
…The guy who ignored Valentine’s Day because it was “a made-up holiday.” All it meant was that he was lazy and selfish. Dude, they’re all made up holidays! This guy never led by example; he never told me he didn’t want anything for birthdays and Christmas. He had the nerve to get all pouty when I said they were all made up holidays and so I didn’t get him anything.
…the guy who thought a relationship is a perpetual motion machine. He thought once it started it would keep going all by itself. Um, no. It takes effort…by both parties.
And I’m not blameless here, either. I learned, the hard way, never to cook a romantic dinner naked. Trust me on this one.
But that’s me – how about you? What are your lessons and wisdom about romance? Who got a ‘Fail’? Who got a pass? Let us know in the comments!
Virge Randall is Senior Planet’s Managing Editor. She is also a freelance culture reporter who seeks out hidden gems and unsung (or undersung) treasures for Straus Newspapers; her blog “Don’t Get Me Started” puts a quirky new spin on Old School New York City. Send Open Thread suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org.