Valentine's Guide

By John M. Grohol, Psy.D.

Every year, the world turns to Valentine's Day to remind us to renew our committments and declarations of love to that special person in our lives. While Valentine's Day became associated with romantic love in the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer when the tradition of courtly love flourished, today it's characterized by the giving of cards and flowers, an outward sign of two people's love for one another.

While we don't really know all of the reasons some relationships survive and others thrive, we do have some pretty good ideas. In this special guide, we've gathered together articles that focus on love, relationships and Valentine's Day, including one that offers you a simple relationship-building exercise you and your lover can do together.

New This Year


Communicate Better!

Improving Your Relationship

Gifts & Valentine's Day

Love & Sex


Loneliness, Grief and Singlehood

Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 29 Mar 2015
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