Why is Feb 14th a good day to start again?
It’s a bit like how on someone’s birthday, you leave all your grimaces behind and you are sweet, kind and loving to them. The same goes with Valentine’s Day.
Sure it’s a commercial day on which lots of cards, flowers and candy are traditionally sold, but you can just use it as a reminder to be a loving person.
Don’t be afraid to ask your partner, what types of gifts or actions they consider ones that express love. It could be that they have very different ideas than you do. For example, they may hate those wimpy red roses that they sell on Valentine’s Day. You may make them happier (and save money) by giving them fudge instead if that’s what they love more.
Ideally have a discussion about it before the actual day. Then by giving the the types of things they want or by doing nice things for them, you can also surprise them.
And don’t underestimate the power of music. Ideally play a song that has some romantic meaning for you both. Take your partner in your arms and dance with them.