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trustwordie's "tongue-in-cheek" Valentine cards featured in Irish Times magazine

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trustwordie's "tongue-in-cheek" Valentine cards featured in Irish Times magazine

So happy to make the 'We Love..' page of today's Irish Times Magazine. I've included a photo of the article but have included the text too to make it easier to read. Modern Love We’re all for love, but at this time of year it can get a little irritatingly pink. No matter how great your passion, hearts and flowers aren’t for everyone, and what if you just want to tell someone, in the most non-committal way possible, that you might, ever so slightly care? Fear not, as there are some Irish brands who deal with the day in a...

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Alternative Declarations of Love

Alternative Declarations of Love

Some of us find it hard to articulate our feelings. Actions do speak louder than words but sometimes your loved ones need to hear how you feel. Serenading windows, making rose petal paths, reciting love sonnets and such are not for everyone. Sometimes plain language works best like in this 'You Make Me Want to Be a Better Man' clip from As Good as it Gets and it's pretty good.  If this clip speaks to you, then either the Public or Private Affection, for couples who are comfortable in their own skin and who don't feel the need to do Valentine's, or the Happy...

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Why are we afraid to love?

Why are we afraid to love?

The idea of declaring your romantic intentions can be terrifying, particularly when you've been friends up to this point. Here's 7 reasons we may be afraid to love and the final scene in When Harry Met Sally to encourage you to take the risk. 

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You can tell your friends you love them too

You can tell your friends you love them too

I always say that being in a relationship and being loved are not mutually exclusive and we can have very loving friendships. As an aside, some of you may have heard me on the radio last week talking about love, romance, and all that jazz. I was saying that we could use Valentine's Day as a prompt to tell our friends and family that we love them. Valentine's Day doesn't have to be all about romantic love. You can listen to it on SoundCloud [embedded in the blog].  While you don't have to drive off a cliff with your best mate to show...

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Why is Baby always sitting in the corner waiting to be told she's loved?

Why is Baby always sitting in the corner waiting to be told she's loved?

If you search for any permutation of 'Movie Declarations of Love', you'll be hard pressed to find a scene with the woman declaring her love. I found two and both were rejected. Let's get rid of this tedious gender stereotyping.

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