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I wrote in January about how to bring romance back to your marriage, and if you’ve read that, maybe you already have Valentine idea’s planned. I know that this year, given Valentine’s is on a Wednesday, we planned to celebrate Valentine’s on the weekend instead. I personally believe every day you should be showing love for your partner, and that Valentine’s is a day where you can go that extra mile. So how do you go that extra mile to show your partner how you feel?

There are a couple different suggestions and things I would do or get for my husband to express my love and appreciation. The first thing to expressing my feelings is knowing my husband and what speaks to him. Some strategies to having an amazing Valentine’s day (or just a day of romance in general) are:

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  • Know your partners love language!

    • If you haven’t heard of Gary Chapman, then it’s time to start reading The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts. I have this book and read it a couple years ago, but it was incredibly helpful for me to understand what I love and what my partner loves. I also recommend checking yearly if you languages have changed since we are constantly changing and growing as individuals.
      • The five love languages: Quality Time, Acts of Service, Words of Affirmation, Physical Touch, and Gifts. If you want to take the quiz quickly to find out your love language click here.

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  • Coupons/ Love Books

 

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  • Bonding

    • Getting to know your partner in a deeper way always increases your emotional bond! This book Questions for Couples: 469 Thought-Provoking Conversation Starters for Connecting, Building Trust, and Rekindling Intimacy can really be a great activity to do together to strengthen your love and intimacy. 
    • Another way to bond is by doing an activity you both enjoy, or indulging in a hobby with your partner that they like. I know my husband usually wants me to hang around him and watch him while he works on his car and wants to teach me what he is doing. I may not be interested in cars, but I can say I’ve learned a lot through hanging out with him some days he has worked on the car, and it put a smile on my husbands face to have me there with him.

 

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  • An Old Fashioned Love Letter

    • Love letters, in my opinion, still are one of the most romantic things you can do. Handwriting a letter, professing your love and affection, is sentimental, romantic, and something they will treasure and read over and over again. 

I hope you all have a wonderful Valentine’s Day!

XOXO Savvy

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