Happy Valentine’s Day!
This year I’m shamelessly recycling my post from a couple of years ago because when I re-read it today, I got that warm, fuzzy feeling 🙂
Serendipitously my blog post falls on Valentine’s Day this week, so I’d like to share a lovely story about what my husband and I do on Valentine’s Day.
No, really. We do nothing. You may wonder why I’m still married to such a forgetful, unappreciative oaf. Well, that’s my lovely story. Instead of just being romantic on those few commercial days a year, I get love and affection every day, and thanked for pretty much everything I do, right down to simply making a cup of coffee.
It also doesn’t hurt that he knows I think flowers are a massive waste of money, and would rather eat pizza and watch Star Trek than get all dolled up and go out for dinner. 🙂
So the moral of that story is that I think the secret to long-term love and romance is simply knowing your partner. Not declarations in front of his/her house in the rain, running after him/her in the rain, kissing passionately in the rain (what is it with romance and rain, Hollywood?!), flowers, live concert tickets, jewellery, skywriting, overseas trips, fast cars, puppies, etc.
This person has chosen to spend the rest of their life playing house with you, looking after you when you’re sick, dealing with your family, putting up with your weird little quirks (which I have a very large number of – according to the husband!), and anything else that comes along.
So loving and appreciating that every day is my secret to staying happily married for almost 10 years (in two weeks time <3). (Ed. Now 12 years 🙂 )
And if you have some romance secrets you’re willing to share, I’d love to hear them!
Until next week,