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Note from the Editor: Love is in the air…

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 February, the month of love.

For those who are in a relationship, this is a month for spending money showing your loved one how much you appreciate him/her by means of chocolate/candy/flowers/gifts intimate displays of affection. (No, I am not bitter…)

For those who are single, on the other hand, February can be a rough month. The truth is, though, you aren’t any more single in February than you are any other month of the year, yet somehow it still feels that way.

Let’s face it; Valentine’s Day (and the days leading up) can be downright depressing. Most of the year if you avoid parks at sunset and Matthew McConaughey movies on opening night, singlehood is not rubbed in your face; however, in February these rules all change.

Yes, February can be difficult.

I’ve been in my fair share of “Relationships”—none of which have ever turned out very well. And, for the record, kissing frogs does not turn them into sexy princes. Just sayin’. Relationships have triggered me into slip-ups and relapses, my slip-ups and relapses have impacted my relationships, and I’ve been on the receiving end of emotional and verbal abuse. This is why we here at Libero Network think it’s important to talk about relationships, and what better month to do it than in February—the “month of love”.

Needless to say, our theme for this month is…Relationships!

Over the next four weeks (with a break at the end for National Eating Disorders Awareness Week – stay tuned!) we will be talking about all things Romantic: Valentine’s Day & Depression, how dating affects recovery, how your recovery is impacted by dating, unhealthy relationships & healing, and, yes, maybe even a little- wait for it…-How I Met Your Mother.

I hope you find reading our posts this month helpful and encouraging. But more than that, I hope you realize that you are loved – whether or not you have someone buying you chocolates or flowers on the fourteenth day of this particular month. And if you are single, just know that doesn’t speak towards your worth. I know it’s hard to remember this at times, but that’s why we’re here to remind you!

So if you don’t have a “Valentine” this month, then be mine 🙂 Because this month, if anything, should be about love, not romance. Because love trumps romance, anyways!

With lots of hugs and candy and chocolates (and love)!

Lauren is the Founder and Editor of Libero. She started Libero in April 2010, when she shared her story about her struggles with an eating disorder and depression. Now Lauren uses her writing and videos to advocate mental health and body positivity. In her spare time, she enjoys makeup artistry, playing Nintendo, and taking selfies with her furbaby, Zoey.

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