5 Ways to show and grow love

In an earlier post we talked about the 5 things we need to be well – lets use this lovely-dovey day to reflect on those 5 things and what we can do to help our love for each other grow!

safety1. SAFETY

  • Have a clear conversation about how you want to handle conflict in the future, establishing “rules of engagement” and a back up plan case someone slips helps to create safety


  • Show an interest in your loved ones interestsfriendship-day-hd-wallpapers-free-download (2)
  • This sends the message that you want to get to know them, share in their interests
  • Or help them connect with other people who share a particular passion of theirs


  • Ask them to show you something they are good at, teach you something, or focus on an area where they are particularly gifted




  • Focus on how you each feel you are meaningcontributing to something greater than yourselves (kids, volunteering, etc)
  • See if you can share in one of those activities (ie. Make Valentines and bring them to an old folks home together)



  • Create something together! Challenge each other.
  • This could be through trying a new recipe and making it together or playing DUOLINGO, an app where you can learn a second language and playfully compete against each other


When we meet these needs for ourselves and others, that is LOVE!

true love

Happy Valentine’s Day!