For the next several days, we’ll be subjected to the siren calls of advertisements attempting to convince you this or that product will make your sweetheart swoon.
I’ve already seen/heard these touted as romantic:
• Light bulbs with speakers
• A printer
If nothing else, it’s great comedy.
Here’s my question for you. Is Valentine’s Day another opportunity to show your sweetheart how special he/she is to you? Or is Valentine’s another reminder of how much romance has faded from your relationship?
Whether your relationship is purring along like a Rolls Royce or needs an IV of Black Insomnia coffee from South Africa, Valentine’s Day reminds us that romance in our relationship is not something to take for granted.
One side of my Romance Triangle is Time. Keeping Romance Alive in your relationship requires an investment of time.
Investing time in your relationship shows your sweetheart you still value them, you still pay attention to her/him, they’re important to you.
One simple way to do this is by remembering important dates like a birthday, anniversary, first date, a weekend away or a memorable date night.
Make it meaningful by designing the commemoratory celebration in a romantic manner which focuses on your sweetheart’s preferred way of being romanced:
• Celebrate with 30 quiet minutes of undistracted reminiscing.
• Bring home flowers and candy.
• Snuggle up and describe your memory from this important date.
This party celebrates your sweetheart and your relationship in a meaningful way.
To keep the romantic fire burning, I’d suggest finding something each month to celebrate. And if you are prone to forgetfulness or easily distracted (squirrel), set a reminder on your device.
While Valentine’s Day may remind us annually that romance is important, the rest of the year you can create romantic celebrations which reminds your sweetheart what he/she means to you.