If you were like most people, this Valentine’s Day was a bit disappointing. And it wasn’t the first year you felt this way. For many couples, Valentine’s is a disappointment because there are too many unspoken expectations which men and women keep from each other. Do you find it easy to ask for what you want? Do you feel your partner isn’t paying attention to what you want? It could be that you’re not speaking their language. Whether it’s the gender gap or another communication breakdown, relationships require communication, compassion, patience, and nurturing. If you’re not used to communicating with the opposite sex, this can feel overwhelming. Try keeping it simple and use a lighter tone when expressing what you want, but make sure it’s from the Heart.
After the challenging years since our new economy began, this could be the year that you really tie up all the loose ends that you’ve had to chase after with all the recent adjustments you’ve no doubt been making. Usually, we’re either starting something new, finishing something we’ve started, or are in-between projects.
Where are you right now? Take a day or two to reflect on what’s most important to you now. Promise to Focus on the essentials this year: Health, Personal Growth, and Love. You don’t notice everything else falling into place. Recognize how love relationships do better when the other relationships in our life are going well, and vice versa. Notice the synergy here?