Feb 14, 2019

Interview Transcript

Announcer: "The Health Minute," produced by University of Utah Health.

Man: Valentine's has you so stressed you're almost sick over it? Dr. Kirtly Jones, is there a way to be less stressed about giving or getting that perfect gift?

Dr. Jones: Oh, yeah. Well, here is the solution. He or she probably just wants you to be happy. At least that's the right place to start. If you love them, don't set yourself up for failure by trying to read their mind. Be a grownup. Grownups are responsible for their own happiness and ask them what they want. Don't set your partner up for failure, set them and yourself up for success.

That surprise thing, that's a mistake. You blow your budget. You do too much. You do too little. They're disappointed. Surprises are overrated. Let them know what you think would be nice for you to do together. Ask them what they'd like. There may be a lot of pressure on both of you to figure out the right thing that could all be modified if you just ask.

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