The day of love is approaching quickly. If you haven’t thought about what you’re going to get that special someone of yours, well, you’ve still got time. But here’s an idea. In addition to purchasing that overpriced box of heart-shaped chocolates, why don’t you make an oath to improve the relationship you’re already in (but, please, don’t forget the chocolates, gifts, romances, etc. etc.)?
According to Andrea Syrtash, author of the new book Cheat on Your Husband (With Your Husband), she gives everybody a few tips to help combat the classic relationship mistakes. Check them out to get out of your Valentine’s Day slump!
Identify the patterns : If you want new results in love, you have to do things – and date – differently. Once you’ve identified your habits, it will be much easier to steer clear of any ruts.
Make Small Changes : Planning ahead seems like a daunting task, but it is easier than you think. Take it one step at a time, and lean on the various online resources available that make planning simple.
Move Forward : A surprising one in 10 people admit to having broken up with someone on Valentine’s Day, according to a recent survey by Bing and Impulse. If making a few small adjustments isn’t changing your relationship patterns, give some thought to if you’re in a healthy relationship or if it’s time to break it off.
So what are some of the biggest mistakes, thoughts, and perspectives on romance surrounding Valentine’s day? Bing, alongside Impulse, conducted a survey that tried to figure out just that. Here’s what they found:
- Trust is the core of any relationship. 85% of people say that trustworthiness is the most important quality in a partner, over being rich, funny and even good in bed.
- 40% of people say going out with friends is the best break-up remedy
- A surprising 1 in 10 people admit to having broken up with someone on Valentine’s Day.
- America can’t decide who’s a better heart breaker, President Barack Obama or Channing Tatum. They both earned 24% of the vote for celebs who are worth a broken heart. Even just a few dates with the leader of the free world, or the sexiest man alive, is desirable.
Make sure to tell us what you think the biggest mistakes are you can make in a relationship and, if you’ve made them, what you’ve done to remedy (or not remedy) the situation. Happy early Valentine’s Day, everyone!
Survey credit to Bing/Impulse