When I was teaching English as a Second language, I use to teach about all of the Holidays we celebrate... and Valentine's Day is an actual holiday, an actual human, and it's actually about love.
Our Valentine routine goes a little something like this:
As soon as I wake up I give him his card... he puts it on his mental list of things to do - pick up card, this gives him time when he is out at work to pick up a card for me, and when he comes home from work, he is carrying a super cute little red envelope with a darling little message inside of it (usually something I'd be totally embarrassed to show anyone, and I blush just to think about all of these little cards that I will have to keep hidden from the kids if we ever have any).
It's kinda a winning combination. We both fulfill our societal obligations, neither of us is disappointed, we both know the routine, we spends lots of quality time together, and we celebrate and prioritize love and our marriage all year long, not just one day.
So does Valentine's Day make you happy or sad- It's usually pretty polarizing... Where do you land on the spectrum?
If you are single, how does it make you feel?
If you are in a couple / married and your significant other / spouse doesn't live up to your expectations, how does it make you feel?
Do you discuss your expectations together?
Do you usually fight on valentine's day? (this used to happen to us- all caused by those unfulfilled expectations. every. single. year (!) I know, right?!)
I'd love to know how you do Valentine's Day.
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