You may tell them every day you love them paired with a quick kiss, but do you take the time to feel them? Do you look at them when in a conversation? Do you dedicate distraction-free time to them?
With just three days to go, it hit me: Isn't some part of this holiday supposed to be about, you know, me and my husband? Shouldn't I be thinking about love and romance -- all that stuff being advertised on channels that aren't Nick Jr.?
Heartbreak is so terribly unnatural. Therefore, I imagine, there's no real cure or real trick to pull yourself out of it. I think the only way to get over it is to first simply sulk in it.
Nobody warns you. It just happens. At least that's my story. I was in my late 40s, passionately in love, and suddenly the wondrous release that always made me so giddy just wasn't there anymore.
I never thought I'd be typing this sentence. It's traumatic, really. Here goes. Imetmyboyfriendonline. Yes, I met my boyfriend online.
Most of us understand good love takes time and effort to be strong and lasting. We know that commitment, communication, patience and humor are all necessary ingredients for creating a solid relationship, yet love can also be fragile.
More than 12 years down the road, it seems the words have essentially become a daily habit, much like brushing my teeth. Have the words, "I love you," become the slogan of our marriage rather than the expression of my appreciation, respect, and regard?
Navigating grown-up relationships isn't too hard, if you can remember the rules Have you noticed how many of us so-called adults have no real knowledge of how to be in a grown-up relationship? I have.
Now, I'm not saying women should leverage their affections to obtain this, their heart's desire. It's just that for many of us (myself included, at the top of the list!), a little effort goes a long way in setting the mood for love.
It's not enough to show token consideration one day every now and again. Great relationships thrive on quality attention every day.
This Valentine's Day, join me in celebrating sex AND the freedom to choose if and when to become pregnant -- on our own terms. And while we're at it, let's make sure that all women have the opportunity to do the same, regardless of where they live.
Don't make Valentine's Day any bigger than it needs to be. Spend time doing something you both love without going above and beyond and stressing out. Invest in gifts that are priceless, from the heart, not the wallet. Instead, relax, have fun and simply enjoy each other.
If you ask a woman what she's looking for in a man, she'll tell you that she wants someone tall, dark, and handsome. She's looking for a clone of George Clooney. If you look at her relationship history, however, you'll see that's not always true.
International Flirting Week is dedicated to celebrating the ancient art of flirting and recognizing the role it plays in the lives of singles seeking a mate, couples looking to sustain their love and those simply exchanging a playful glance with a stranger, acquaintance, colleague, etc.
I know we are the lucky ones. We have each other to help bear the burden of aging, to soften the blows of time. He's always been my safe space to land, the one whom I trust completely and who can make me laugh at anything, most importantly, at myself. But selfishly, I don't want him to grow old too. It's just too damn scary and he's too much to lose.
How does one avoid being thrown into an emotional spin cycle on Valentine's Day? By knowing the truth: No single day bears testimony to a partner's love.