Love is in the air! Yeah baby, it’s the Love Month once again. Whenever I check my Facebook feed, I see wives/girlfriends who give hints about what they want to receive on the 14th. Geez, I haven’t posted yet. Anyway, my husband does not have a Facebook account so it does not really matter :p
VDay gifts have evolved from letters and flowers to bacon, stuff toy, and money bouquets. Yes, those three can be made into bouquets. Love and practicality do mix, huh? Just to share my own story, last year, my husband surprised me with an explosion box. It was too sweet, I almost cried. It reminded me of our memories together, before there was littlelady and littlechamp and how we’ve grown as a family.
While the lovers are busy choosing where to go and the gimmick they want to pull off, I would like to talk about the importance of dating your spouse, even if it’s not Valentine’s Day. Read along and fall in love with your partner over and over again.
1.It reduces stress
Going out without the kids at least once or twice a month is healthy for your relationship and for your body. “Us time” helps take your mind off stress at work and the things you need to attend to at home. You get to focus on happy thoughts with your spouse while enjoying an amusing view over a sumptous lunch/dinner.
Talk about your kid’s milestones, much awaited vacation, anything that will give both of you joy. Ask your partner how he/she’s doing. It feels good to have someone to talk to and to be listened to.
2.It keeps the fire burning
You know the saying “You should never stop courting your partner no matter how long you’ve been together”? The kilig should still be present to add spice into your relationship. Remember when you were bf/gf? You always want to look beautiful for your partner, especially when you go on a date and it should be the same even if you’re already married.
3.You discover something new about each other
My husband and I have been together for almost 12 years now. But sometimes it still amazes me whenever I discover something new about him- how he deals with challenges at work, his opinions about current state issues, and his guilty pleasures (like One Piece) You’ll be surprised when you realize there are things you have yet to find out about your lifetime buddy. He/she will share more of him/herself when it’s just the two of you.
4.It gives sense of security
For me, when you date your spouse it sends out a message that no matter how busy you are, you keep your better half as your priority. Your partner will feel secure that you still find time to have an intimate moment with him/her despite the whirlwind of tasks at home and at work. Time is the greatest form of love.
Before you go out on a date make sure someome’s going to look after the kids, okay? 😉 Love needs to be nurtured and dating is one of the things that will make you and your spouse closer. Go out, talk, laugh, have fun. Enjoy each other’s company and grow in love, even if it’s not Valentine’s Day.