Five Ways to Show Love on Valentine’s Day

Couples Counseling Tips!

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Couples Counseling teaches people how to get the intimacy back into your relationship.  Valentine’s Day is coming up and there might be some planning that needs to happen in order to sweep your spouse off of their feet. That was a piece of advice I gave to someone recently. I told them that their goal for Valentine’s Day is to sweep their partner off of their feet. What will you do this Valentine’s Day to woo and wow your significant other?

1. Schedule a Couple’s massage

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If your spouse loves to spend time with you and loves to be touched, getting a couple’s massage is a wonderful gift idea. It takes some planning and it will help the two of you connect to your sensual side.

2. Create a scavenger hunt

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This is for your partner who loves spending time with you doing fun things. Create a special scavenger hunt with places that are “your places”. Give them a clue at each place to bring them to their next destination. Finish the night off with a big surprise!

3. Buy them something they’ve been wanting

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There are some people who love gifts and this time of the year is the perfect chance for you to show your partner you’ve been thinking about them. Maybe it’s something they didn’t get for Christmas or a pretty necklace they showed you online. If your significant other loves getting gifts, this is your chance to shine.

4. Do something they need done but have been putting off

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For people who thrive off of acts of service, doing something for them that will be helpful to them will win you brownie points on Valentine’s Day. Think of something your partner has been putting off and then do it. Surprise them on VDay and look like a hero!

5. Write them a love poem and have it framed

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Some people love words of praise. Mr. Big won Carrie over this way when they were fighting. Granted, he didn’t write his own poems but it was still very touching. If you aren’t creative, them pick your favorite love poem or quote and frame it with a picture of the two of you.


These suggestions are based “The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts” by Dr. Gary Chapman. It’s a must-read for any couples working on their relationship. Happy Early Valentine’s Day. We would love to see pictures of our suggestions, so please email us at Amanda@caringtherapistsofbroward.com.


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Amanda Patterson, LMHC, CAP decided to become a therapist while attending Nova Southeastern University. She saw the need to help people achieve the life they wanted to live, while creating a life of her own. She completed her master’s in Mental Health Counseling and started a career in the juvenile justice arena. Since then, she has started a private practice in Pembroke Pines, Florida, specializing in depression, anxiety relationship issues, and substance abuse. Amanda provides Couples Counseling in Broward County.  Amanda is a believer in holistic treatment and she practices veganism, meditation and yoga in her life. Find out more about her practice here. For a free 15-minute consultation, call or text Amanda at 954-258-8845 or email her at amanda@amandapattersonlmhc.com.

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