While February can be a bit over-commercialized with roses and chocolates, it's also a great reminder to make time for your most important relationship.
Today, I have five easy ways to connect deeply with the one you love. They are all easy, fun, cheap, or free!
1. Get Talking
If you're like my husband and I, you talk a lot about your work and your kids. Why not spice things up this Valentine's Day?! Check out these creative couples questions and discuss your views and opinions about interesting topics instead.
2. Try a Couples Challenge
Couples challenges can be a way to get out of your comfort zone while still having a good time with the one you love. This is a great list of challenges for couples, and includes ideas for long-distance relationships too.
3. Get Creative With an At-Home Date
Many of us are home with our partners in February due to sickness, the weather, or kids. But instead of watching Netflix all night (again), start thinking outside the box instead. Get a puzzle to do, try a new card game, whip up a decadent dessert together, or make your own adult version of a living room fort.
4. Leave Little Love Notes
Most of us just want to feel appreciated. And once you've been with your partner for a while, you tend to take a lot of stuff for granted. So, in the month of February, leave a few notes thanking your partner, or send an occasional sweet text telling him or her what you appreciate lately. This takes very little time, but the connection is huge.
Instead of doing the same old thing this February, let's shake things up so that we can enjoy our partners in a new way. I, for one, would love any of these things much more than overpriced roses. What do you think?