Personally, I’m not a roses kind of girl. And right now, our household doesn’t have room for more stuff, nor do I really need chocolate to know I’m loved. But, getting the chance to take a break from the daily routine and sit with my partner as we watch relationship-relevant videos? That’s what I need. Here are a few videos that have worked better than roses and chocolate in getting our romance back:
Brené Brown: The Price of Invulnerability
These videos provide a reminder of how precious our shared experiences are, how we can take courage into our daily lives, and how to look terrifying vulnerability in the eye and accept it for what it is: necessary.
This article is for you, the person out there who isn’t satisfied with the traditional, commercial expressions of romance. For those of you who find your needs met with your love’s attention and a lot of freakin’ awesome chocolate, shine on! And these things aren’t mutually exclusive — gifts and vulnerability can happen at the same time. They usually do for me.