What comes to mind when you think about Valentine’s Day? Is it just another day, or do you make it a priority to spend quality time with your partner?
Because we live in a society filled with distractions, temptations, and day-to-day stress, it’s easy to allow the daily responsibilities to get in the way of building a successful relationship.
Having studied and researched relationships for the past five years and being a Certified Relationship Coach, I’ve seen the struggles that couples face in their marriage. One struggle in particular is being able to look into the future instead of focusing on the past problems.
If you’re looking to reconnect with your partner on this Valentine’s Day, here are three simple ways for you to rekindle your relationship:
1. Accept your past
As Tony Robbins likes to say, “I have plenty of failures, but I don’t look at them that way. Not because I am in denial, but because I make myself learn something from it then it becomes a stepping stone.”
We’ve all made mistakes in our relationship. Maybe it’s spending too much time at work and not enough time with your partner, or looking outside your relationship for love and affection. Rekindling your relationship is possible, as long as you’re willing to be open-minded.
2. Gain the wisdom
Once you’ve accepted your past and what has happened in your relationship, it’s time for you to gain the necessary wisdom to create the relationship that you want. Prep yourself with the tools — books, seminars, and audiobooks are a great start — so you can establish a solid foundation in your relationship.
3. Design your future
Let this year be one where you focus on the positive aspects of your relationship. If you’re committed to reconnecting with your partner this Valentine’s Day — and for all days to come — you must implement strategies that will establish that solid foundation.
So, how to take action?
Ask yourself these two questions:
- How can we reconnect on Valentine’s Day?
- How can I be a better partner on Valentine’s Day?
Once you’ve discovered these answers, it’s time to implement them into your life. This Valentine’s Day, focus on spending more quality time with your partner. It’s never too late to rekindle your love.
Tiffany Mason is a certified relationship coach, motivational speaker, and self-help author. She teaches her clients and audiences how to overcome adversity and design a meaningful life and marriage. To contact her, visit www.tiffanymason.com.