In a few weeks, couples everywhere will be celebrating their love for one another. Some have already begun the planning. There will not only be acts of love, but I’m quite sure there will be some marriage proposals as well.
Valentine’s Day is the ultimate day of love and typically brings out the best in us as we shower our partners with appreciation, quality time and gifts. While all of that sounds really good, there may also be some mishaps if you aren’t too careful.
Believe me, you don’t want to to be in the dog house on a day set aside especially for love. So let this serve as a warning… here are 5 actions that might get you into trouble on Valentine’s Day.
1. Being Clueless
Giving a gift that proves you know absolutely nothing about your mate will bring about some drama for sure. Nothing causes trouble more than your partner realizing you know nothing about them. Now is a good time to really start paying attention to your partner, if you haven’t already. Notice their likes and dislikes. Pay attention to what they’ve said they wanted or something they’ve been eyeing for awhile. Your gift should be thoughtful and in line with who your mate is. Don’t just buy a random bottle of perfume, for example, when your partner doesn’t even wear perfume. And if they do, you can also put some thought into it by finding out the scents your partner enjoys most.
2. Doing Too Much
Spending too much money might cause an unnecessary disagreement between you and your spouse. Sometimes we can go overboard in our spending trying to do too much. Remember your financial goals and obligations within your marriage or relationship and stick to those priorities first and foremost. Valentine’s Day may only be once a year, but you can be thoughtful and do little things year round.
3. Too Little…Too Late
Forgetting to acknowledge Valentine’s Day will also have your partner feeling some kind of way if you’re a couple who typically celebrates. You don’t want her coming home to nothing, especially if she’s watched everyone else around her get celebrated with chocolates and flowers. You’ll be in a much better position if you exchange gifts earlier in the day. Again, you don’t want it to look like you’ve forgotten this very special day.
4. Hanging With the Girls
Choosing to spend the day with your girls or the fellas will set your partner off as well. This is the one day your mate will be expecting to have you all to themselves. Doing something other than that has the potential of showing your spouse they are not a priority in your life.
5. Being a Mama’s Boy
Buying Valentine’s Day gifts for your mama and even your children, but not your spouse, will quickly put you in the dog house. Your spouse might appreciate you being thoughtful to the other people that matter in your life, but they aren’t going to feel particularly good about being overlooked. They want to feel good about their place in your life. Neglecting them on a day made for lovers will surely do that.
Valentine’s Day is just once a year. If it’s special to your spouse, it should also be special for you. Look for ways to profess your love and appreciation while avoiding those things that do nothing but create discord between you and your partner.
BMWK, what are some other things couples do that could cause trouble on Valentine’s Day?