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Dr. Barton Goldsmith’s V-Day Picks Fancy dinners and long-stem roses are one way to go—but some take a simpler approach to Valentine’s Day. After all, feeling the love can be as easy as getting in the right mood. Here’s relationship expert and author Dr. Barton Goldsmith with some heart-warming suggestions. Music to get in the […]

Dr. Barton Goldsmith’s V-Day Picks

Fancy dinners and long-stem roses are one way to go—but some take a simpler approach to Valentine’s Day. After all, feeling the love can be as easy as getting in the right mood. Here’s relationship expert and author Dr. Barton Goldsmith with some heart-warming suggestions.

Music to get in the mood?
I like Rod Stewart’s album If We Fall in Love Tonight or Love Songs by Elton John.

Sites for gift-giving?
I prefer getting professional help. There’s a great website called Leave An Impression. They have this terrific gift expert, Jen Wolf, who puts together amazing, custom gift baskets. I like their “Honey Dreams” basket for ladies and their “Modern Man” one for men.

Favorite romantic movie?
Shakespeare in Love is wonderful because it shows how life can work out even if love doesn’t, and it’s a great film.

Book pick for the broken-hearted? I highly recommend How to Survive the Loss of a Love by Peter McWilliams, Harold Bloomfield and Melba Colgrove. It has a lot of good advice on many levels, and it’s comforting.

What about those looking for love?
Read 1001 Questions to Ask Before You Get Married by Monica Leahy. The problem with new love is that we just go with the feeling and forget to ask questions. This book has all the questions and lets you see how his or her answers may affect your future together.


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