Long post short: We don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day to improve our marriage.
Wow. Ta-da! My job here is done.
Actually, we decided before we got married to never celebrate Valentine’s Day during the premarriage discussion we had. My idea.
Am I a fun hater? Maybe.
Has it saved us from fights and hurt feelings on more than one occasion? Heck yeah.
See, I’ve never really liked the pressures the world puts on us to buy gifts and do grand gestures so it started out as more of a boycott of “the system” than anything else. We had been married almost a year before we had our first Valentine’s Day and it was then that I saw this was WAY more than a boycott – it was marriage salvation.