Valentine's Day Guide

Valentine’s Day Guide

Every year, our country 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.

Help With Love


Cartoons on Love


Communicate Better!

Improving Your Relationship

Gifts & Valentine’s Day

Love & Sex


Loneliness, Grief and Singlehood

John M. Grohol, Psy.D.

Dr. John Grohol is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Psych Central. He is a psychologist, author, researcher, and expert in mental health online, and has been writing about online behavior, mental health and psychology issues since 1995. Dr. Grohol has a Master's degree and doctorate in clinical psychology from Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Grohol sits on the editorial board of the journal Computers in Human Behavior and is a founding board member of the Society for Participatory Medicine. You can learn more about Dr. John Grohol here.

APA Reference
Grohol, J. (2020). Valentine’s Day Guide. Psych Central. Retrieved on March 28, 2020, from
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Last updated: 17 Jan 2020 (Originally: 17 May 2019)
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