What makes Valentine’s Day uncomfortable for many of us? Is it the weird feeling of forced spontaneity? Are we afraid our plans won’t work out? Maybe your spouse won’t like what we’re doing. A lot of us fear the possibilities of an awkward Valentine’s Day. Here’s some insight on what makes Valentine’s Day awkward, and a few tips to help you overcome the possibility of a sticky Valentine’s Day.
1. Don’t Force It
Trying to do something extravagant sounds like a great idea, but it can often leave your spouse feeling a bit uncomfortable. Forced romance isn’t genuine. Rather, use this day to remind each other why you fell in love. Long walks through the woods? A favorite restaurant? Movie marathons? Revisit moments from the past when love first sparked. Stay true to your relationship and rekindle your romance.
2. Be Intentional
Don’t force it doesn’t mean don’t make any effort. Be creative! Unexpected gifts, out-of-the-box dinner plans, or long love letters are great ways to spice up Valentine’s Day. Feel secure in the status of your relationship and take this day to intentionally remind your spouse just how meaningful they are to you.
3. Take Time
I know, our lives are busier than ever, but we have to make time for the ones we love. Giving our time to others is a genuine trait of love and affection that everyone appreciates. Make spending time with your spouse a priority. Wake up early for a breakfast date. Bring your spouse a mid-day pick-me-up treat. Time is one of the most meaningful gifts we have to offer.
Giving our time to others is a genuine trait of love and affection that everyone appreciates.
4. Minimize the Pressure
Valentine’s Day might seem like a big deal, but it doesn’t have to be. Don’t feel like this is the only day you can show your love. It’s not a “make it or break it” day. It’s important to consider the one you love on this day, to make them feel as special as they truly are to you, but there are 364 other days of the year for love as well.
I’d love to hear your ideas on how to make Valentine’s Day special for your spouse and how you avoid the awkwardness. Please share them in the comments below.