Valentine’s Day is a day that is typically spent with a significant other. Oftentimes, it is a way to strengthen a relationship because you are ultimately showing that you love and care for them. Strengthening a relationship is important because it will allow for a happier and healthier relationship.
If we celebrate the relationship on Valentine’s Day, we are reminding ourselves how well the relationship has succeeded and how important the relationship is to us. We can think about the challenges that we have overcome in the relationship and celebrate that we were able to get through those tough times. When we think about those struggles, we can feel grateful that we were able to overcome those challenges which will allow for an opportunity of gratitude to shine through in positive ways throughout the relationship.
Celebrating Valentine’s Day is also a way to spend quality time with one another. A date for Valentine’s Day does not always have to include a fancy restaurant where you go in and sit down, sometimes it can be as simple as making dinner together at home. When you make dinner together, you want to make it fun by cooking something that you both like and are both able to participate equally. At home, you can decorate the dinner table with candles and hearts to make it feel more like a celebration of your love and the relationship that you have.
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Written by Kara D, Undergraduate Intern 2023
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