Valentines Day can help Marriages
Gloucestershire Love experts, The Marriage People say that Valentine's Day can be a positive boost for many marriages.
For example within most of the couples we've worked with, typically men would let Valentines Day be a normal day but women would prefer to mark the day somehow with a small gift or a special meal. And so we urge those who do not care for it, who are married to someone who does, make an effort this year for the sake of your marriage."
Ben Leppier, who's been a relationship coach for 7 years says that people need to learn and then respect one another's expectations around Valentine's Day. If our partner likes to make it an occasion then we should. Not only will this surprise - even delight - our partner, but it actually gives them the message that they are valued, understood and listened to.
Mr Leppier goes onto say "the biggest problem we see in people's marriages are communication;
Ben's wife and business partner Kerry has never been a fan of Valentines Day but appreciates it can be a special day to be romantic. She says "growing up I didn't see many romantic gestures in our home, I would always read a 'Point Horror' book over a romance and I was more interested in being in business than being in a marriage! However now that I am married, I do appreciate those romantic gestures from time to time and have seen the positive impact they've had on our relationship, especially now that we have kids!"
Ben & Kerry say they won't be celebrating Valentine's Day until one of them decides they want to. They say it's not about the day it's about listening to how your partner feels about the day, and marking it for them. Show them they are worth it.
To find out more about the marriage people, visit: https://www.themarriagepeople.co.uk/