“Conversation Hearts” for Valentine’s Day and Everyday
NECCO began putting funny little sayings on chalky-tasting candy hearts back in the 1800’s. Maybe you remember them from grade school. Old classics like “Be Mine” and “Truly Yours”. Racy ones (to a 2nd grader!) like “Kiss Me.” Recent additions for the modern age such as “E-Mail Me” and “Be My Icon.”
At Council for Relationships, therapists have been creating “Conversation Hearts for Valentine’s Day and Everyday” since 1932 – encouraging couples to deepen their sense of connection, support each other as individuals and handle disagreements in productive ways. Reach into this candy bowl and see what speaks to you!
♥ “Luv You” (April Westfall) Cultivate a soulful and deeply physical bond with your partner.
♥ “Gimme Hugs” (Lucy Raizman) The “cuddle hormone” (oxytocin) promotes physical well-being and emotional connection. It is released when we touch, hug or hold hands.
♥ “Let’s Date” (Bill Coffey) Establish a regular date night to maintain your relationship.
♥ “Money Talk” (Margaret Shapiro) Learn how to talk about money in terms of its emotional significance in your relationship.
♥ “Stay Connected” (George James) Keep talking and listening to each other, even during difficult times in your relationship.
♥ “Tell Me” (Michele Marsh) Find a way to talk with each other about your desires for emotional and physical intimacy.
♥ “Starting Over” (Judy Rader) Getting back into the dating scene after a breakup.
Dr. Sara Corse is the Director of Council for Relationships’ Community Partnership Initiative. She is also the author of “Cradled All the While: The Unexpected Gifts of a Mother’s Death.” Request an appointment with Dr. Corse today.