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Valentine's Day is the day to celebrate love for one another, but we shouldn't limit ourselves to that! | Image source: The News Blog

Valentine’s Day is the day to celebrate love for one another, but we shouldn’t limit ourselves to that! | Image source: The News Blog

My husband and I have been in love with each other for many years now. And even though we understand that Valentine’s Day isn’t the only time we’re supposed to show our affection for each other, February 14th serves as a reminder for the both of us of how far we’ve gotten in our marriage. I know you might think this is mushy and all, but it’s what we’re all about.

In my opinion, I think couples shouldn’t just celebrate their love only on Valentine’s Day. Maintaining a healthy relationship doesn’t really entail having to give gifts and going on a date on a specific day. What about the rest of the year? What are partners supposed to do to maintain that bond as couples?

For us, what matters most in our relationship is the fire that keeps on burning, even with all the time that’s passed. And another thing, we really need to put some effort into things for us and for our children. I may come from multiple ethnic backgrounds—as well as my husband—but I still believe that longevity ought to be a staple. Sure, everyone’s into short-term relationships and a lot of marriages do end abruptly, but it’s probably because the flame just went out because a lot of people prefer to throw things away instead of fixing them.

I may sound nostalgic, and it’s probably fallacious to assume that things now and things back then are way different, but that doesn’t really make my point less true: shaky relationships stemming from the lack of fuel is a pressing problem, with divorce rates on the rise. For married couples, this affects their children negatively. While I want to stay neutral on the issue of being for or against divorce or separation, I really don’t see it as a good thing, especially with kids around.

To sum up things, I believe that every day should be Valentine’s Day. And if we are to celebrate on the 14th, we only need to make it extra special.