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Love in Lockdown – 10 Ideas for Valentine’s Day Activities

10 ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day.

Over the past two years, life has changed a lot, and things we used to take for granted have become uncertain. Couples are also facing more stress in their relationships, whether they’ve been forced apart by travel restrictions or are spending more time together. Either way, these stressors have created tension in many romantic relationships, but they also bring new opportunities to deepen emotional connections.

Here are 10 ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day and improve your relationship:

1. Write each other letters

In the age of social media, handwritten letters are becoming a lost art. Chances are, your partner would love to receive an authentic, heartfelt note sharing your feelings and the reasons you love them.

1. Write each other letters
2. Cook a new meal together
2. Cook a new meal together

You may not be as skilled as a high-end restaurant chef, but trying to make a fancy meal together can be a very romantic experience – no matter how the food turns out.

3. Have a spa night in

Candles, a bubble bath, and a foot massage. Feel the stress melt away as you relax with the person you love.

3. Have a spa night in
4. Binge your favorite shows
4. Binge your favorite shows

Has your DVR backlog been building up? Haven’t started the new season on Netflix yet? Now is the perfect time to put on some PJs and have a relaxing night in enjoying your shows with your partner.

5. Show your gratitude

Write down the reasons you are grateful for your loved one on small pieces of paper. Put the notes in a jar and read them whenever you need a lift.

5. Show your gratitude
6. Game on
6. Game on

Break out your old board games and have fun as you play and reminisce about old times.

7. Show appreciation

Make an effort to show your partner how much you like having them around. Little things, like saying thank you, doing the dishes, or even letting your partner pick what to watch, are easy ways to show how much you care.

7. Show appreciation
8. Take a love language test
8. Take a love language test

What’s your love language? Some of us show our love with actions. Other people give gifts. By taking a love test with your partner, you can see what makes each of you feel loved and learn how to better communicate your affection.

9. Personalized love coupons

No chores today! Get a massage! Plan a weekend getaway! The possibilities are endless when you make a “coupon book” with fun and romantic favors your significant other can redeem throughout the year.

9. Personalized love coupons
10. Create a scrapbook
10. Create a scrapbook

Gifts don’t have to cost a lot of money. Putting together pictures of your favorite vacations, date nights, and time spent with friends can be a heartfelt and memorable keepsake that’s fun to share.

Therapy can help you manage your relationships.

Regularly taking some time to practice these tips can help you nurture your relationships, but if you’re feeling down or that things are ‘off’ with your partner, it can be challenging to know where to start.

If you need someone to talk to, MDLIVE licensed therapists provide talk therapy and coping strategies from the privacy of home. Learn to manage relationships, reduce stress, communicate your feelings, and feel more empowered. Schedule a time that works for you.

Have your first therapy appointment in a week or less compared to the weeks or months it takes to schedule an in-person visit. With hundreds of licensed therapists in the MDLIVE network, it’s easy to find a provider that is the right fit for you. MDLIVE also offers family therapy sessions with a therapist specializing in relationship issues.*

MDLIVE licensed therapists can support you:

BUILD AWARENESS.

MDLIVE therapy is not only for discussing your problems. With talk therapy sessions, you’ll also build awareness of your thoughts and behaviors so that you can improve your life.

LEARN COPING STRATEGIES.

MDLIVE therapists will work with you and provide tasks between sessions designed to help you learn and practice coping strategies.

DEVELOP A LONG-TERM RELATIONSHIP.

MDLIVE therapist appointments are widely available and work around your schedule so you can build a long-term relationship with your therapist and work through the areas that are troubling you.

MDLIVE licensed therapists can support you

*Must be in the same room using the same audio or video connection. Not all MDLIVE therapists offer family therapy.
Check with your insurance provider to determine if family therapy is covered.

Tags: managing relationships, valentines day ideas, online doctor, telehealth


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