Valentine's Day is filled with over-the-top romantic overtures and idealistic visions of love. But often times, the reality of the situation is much less magical.
As we saw in our 17 awkward Valentine's Day cards, communication isn't always easy or fun. Nor is telling your partner that your love life is ... well ...
Let's just say if every couple exchanged brutally honest Valentine's Day cards, the Hallmark holiday would be fundamentally transformed, for better or worse.
It's probably good that we don't give significant others cards like the ones below - although if you do, let us know how that goes! - for safety and face-saving reasons.
Check out some of these classic, Valentine's Day: Honest Edition cards and see how many relate to you or someone you know ... whether it's out in the open or not:
I love you a lot, but there are also a lot fewer options than there used to be.
Sure, being with you is a hassle. But going back into the dating game is a bigger hassle.
I will stay with you forever ... because it would just crush the kids otherwise.
One partner is all you need when that woman or man is special enough. It's also really hard to juggle more than one of them.
Being with you is great, if only because being alone is even scarier.
Together we will be stronger than we could ever be apart. Financially at least.