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Valentine's Day - All About Your Relationship

 Valentine's Day - All About Your Relationship

Valentine's Day - All About Your Relationship

By satomi on January 20, 2017

Valentine’s Day is celebrated differently in other cultures. In Japan, the celebration is about spoiling the man, rather than the woman; in Germany, pigs are symbols of luck and lust and in Argentina, the celebrations last for a week.

Valentine celebrations are always better when they are based on love and friendship. But how do you know if your relationship is working?

There are several well-known signs that your relationship is a healthy, loving and sustainable. Here are six of them:

  1. You and your partner have similar and compatible values and life goals, and you communicate effectively as you grow and change.  

  1. You are both able to feel safe discussing important issues, and together, you can work out compromises that ensures neither feels resentful.

  1. You trust each other, discuss things openly, and do not keep important secrets, or parts of your life, completely separate from your partner.   

  1. You spend time together doing things you enjoy, whether this is a date night, or just hanging out and enjoying each other’s company. Make time to connect.

  1. You still keep your own identities and interests within your relationship, and make space for you.

  1. Each of you contributes equally to the relationship. If one person feels they are putting in all the effort, this can lead to corrosive resentment.

Relationship Experts on JustAnswer can help you with all your loves and worries on Valentine’s Day. From talking you through questions about marriage, to counselling you through a recent break-up, JustAnswer is here to help you.