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Take the Pressure off Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is approaching, and we've got some tips for you to make the most of it. Did you know Australians are expected to spend a staggering $974 million on Valentine's Day? But fear not, you don't need to break the bank to show your love. Instead, let's focus on what truly matters.


1. Ease the pressure: Don't feel obligated to meet unrealistic romantic expectations. Assess where your relationship stands and adjust your plans accordingly. If you’re relationship is strained and disconnected, planning a romantic candle lit dinner could actually make it worse by placing more pressure on you both. A simple card with an acknowledgement of where you’re both at but a desire and commitment to work on things could be just what your spouse needs.


2. Speak your spouse’s love language: Forget about extravagant gifts if they won't resonate with your partner. Show your love by understanding their love language and doing small things that fill their love tank. It's the thought that counts, not the price tag.


3. Make it a date night: Turn Valentine's Day into a special date night, just like any other date you enjoy together. It doesn't have to be fancy or expensive; stick to your usual routine. Even a cozy night on the living room floor can be delightful.


4. Involve the family: Love goes beyond romance. Consider involving your family in the celebration. Sit together, share a meal, and have meaningful conversations about commitment and love. It's an opportunity to teach your children valuable lessons for their future relationships.


Remember, if your relationship is going through a rough patch, involving everyone can ease the pressure and create a supportive atmosphere.


5. If you and your spouse are in a great place, then it’s time to take it up a notch. Don’t let Valentine’s Day pass without planning something that will make your spouse feel loved, valued and desired. That could be as simple as rescheduling date night to Valentine’s Day, booking the restaurant you where were married, sending your spouse a playlist of your wedding songs, or working together to get the kids in bed early so you both can enjoy a romantic picnic on the loungeroom floor. Whatever it is, make sure it shows effort, forethought and expresses your love in a way your partner will receive it.


Let's be honest, who doesn’t enjoy a little lounge room alone time 😉


Here’s key, enjoy Valentine's Day in a way that suits where your relationship is currently at. It's the love and connection that truly matter, not the grand gestures or expensive gifts.

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