In the spirit of the month of love, here are 14 tips to help you navigate Valentine’s Day with ease:
When you get yourself into serious hot water with your partner make sure that you have a proven plan to get yourself out – but be sure to be sincere in its execution. Depending on the severity of your transgression, tried and tested peace offerings include flowers, a spa voucher, staying home with the kids while she goes away for the weekend and in extreme cases maybe even diamonds.
2. Changed Block Tracking
The old saying about rules being subject to change without prior notice is very true when it comes to the fairer sex. Make sure that you remember all the old rules and keep up with new ones, as they evolve. Just roll with it.
3. Continuous HA
Being there for your better half in good times and bad is critical to a strong relationship. This can be a challenge in a world where busy Lifestyles and the daily stresses of Life distract us from loved ones. Make time for your partner – being dependable is priceless!
4. Data De-duplication
When you hear your wife’s voice trailing off as she begins to fill you in on your Mother in-law’s plans for the weekend or her trip to the supermarket, remember, stay focused. Although it might sound like the same old news, it’s important to her. Be attentive, you’ll be surprised how far it gets you.
This one is very simple and probably one of the most important. Get to know the things that make your partner happy, and be sure to be mindful of them in the future. Simple!
6. Alt Ctrl Del
Get some perspective, manage the tasks that need to get done – honour the love that has been given to you.
7. Disaster Recovery
You pop the big question and she says NO – it actually happens more than you think. Plenty of men have thought they have it in the bag only to discover that they don’t. No matter how perfect the moment or how many roses you bought – it is possible that she declines. Maybe she feels it’s too soon, she never wants to get married or you aren’t the one. In that case, it’s her loss! Before you propose it’s important to discuss your future together. Think about whether you would be happy to compromise if she said no – or how you would react if she said that she needs time to think about it…
Remember the special things that your partner likes and the things that she doesn’t like. Then there are some things that aren’t worth remembering at all. Don’t let old baggage hold you back.
Don’t let the stresses of Life cause you and your partner to disconnect. Keep communication lines open and honest. Spend time doing things together and make sure you grow together instead of apart.
10. Near Miss
This all depends on what you consider to be a near miss. Almost forgetting your anniversary, or remembering your wife’s birthday in the nick of time. Relationships keep you on your toes!
Wondering where to find a Valentine? Finding someone with similar interests sets the stage for a successful relationship. Try taking up a sport or joining a special interest group. Or let love find you – spend time with good friends and enjoy Life, love can be found in the most unexpected places.
12. Business Resilience
Don’t let a broken heart hold you back. Get back on the horse and keep at it or Life will pass you by while you pine for your lost love.
13. Predictable Availability
Dependability is the cornerstone of a successful partnership. When the chips are down – knowing that your partner has your back makes all the hard work worth it and means you can survive anything.
14. IT Support
Don’t be afraid to call in the experts. Know your limits – ask for directions when you need them. She’ll love you for it and peace is priceless!