Happy Valentines Day


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With Valentines Day right around the corner, there are a lot of people thinking about love.

One of the sentiments I have seen floating around the web over the past few days is that we shouldn’t need “a day” for love. Love and caring for your partner should be part of how you live your life everyday. I have to say, I wholeheartedly agree with that sentiment.

At the same time, I readily acknowledge that it is easy for couples to get caught up in day to day life and stop making time to be lovers. When that happens it’s a terrible thing. Being lovers is part of what drew you together in the first place, and it’s needed to keep the relationships alive.

So no, we shouldn’t need a day for love. But sometimes we need a gentle reminder about what is important in life. There will always be more dishes, laundry and bills to pay. But for your love to last it has to be nurtured, and it needs to be a priority in your life.

Make sure you take time this Valentines to think of your partner and show them that you appreciate them. Think about their good qualities and the things you love them for. And tell them you love them.

If you’ve lost track of that side of your relationship, use Valentines day as an opportunity to find it again. Take time out to focus on being lovers again, and never let it go.

You and your partner will both be happier for it, and your relationship will be stronger for it.

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2 thoughts on “Happy Valentines Day

  1. I think, and I could be wrong of course, the reason people draw this conclusion is because in their personal lives, they witness others lacking a concern on all other days. However, on a day that millions are commemorating love, this is the day and only day, they witness friends/family come to the realization that, “Oh yeah, I’m in a relationship.”

    In my opinion, if Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, birthdays and other commemorative days acknowledging a loved one, ends up being the only time you acknowledge someone, I think that is red flag. However, if you use the day as another method of commemorating your love and appreciation, then I don’t think the majority of people drawing the conclusion above, would have an objection.

    Well, this is the concept I hear from those who say no to Valentine’s Day. Tomorrow isn’t promised, so waiting for a day to acknowledge someone seems counterproductive. I’m a romantic guy at heart, completely unafraid to show things daily to loved ones, so I’m biased in the idea that we should acknowledge on a regular basis, versus only on special events. However, I understand 100% where you are coming from.

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    • I’m all for Valentines day. And like yourself, I’m unafraid to show things daily to loved ones. In fact, I feel that affection and signs of love should be part of everyday life.

      The little things – a smile, a moment where you look at each other and share a moment, holding hands. To me those sorts of things are what keeps a relationship alive.

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