Lansing Community College

Relationship tips and treats for Valentine’s Day

Yellow, pink and orange conversation hearts candy

Join LCC’s mental health counselors to talk relationships, situationships, single and proud, and everything in between.

Counselors will be on hand with tips and treats from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14, in the Student Life Adult Resource Center, located in Gannon Building 2302, in the back of the StarZone.

Participants will be entered into a drawing for prizes: Dinner for two, movie passes, or a Valentine’s-themed stuffed animal.

Can’t make it? Check out these relationship green flags for a quick Valentine’s Day check-in. Every relationship is unique, but healthy relationships tend to be alike in many ways. These relationship green flags are associated with physical and mental wellness.

  • Appreciation: You respect and value your partner, and express gratitude often.
  • Balance: You find happiness in time spent together and apart.
  • Commitment: You are invested in your partner and the relationship.
  • Commonality: You share important goals, beliefs and values with your partner.
  • Conflict resolution: You take responsibility for your actions, and work as a team to solve problems.
  • Effective communication: You communicate your own needs and wishes, while respecting those of your partner.
  • Empathy: You take your partner’s perspective and understand their feelings, even if you do not always agree.
  • Honesty: Your actions align with your words. The thoughts and feelings you express are genuine.
  • Independence: You have your own interests and goals separate from those of your partner.
  • Intimacy: You feel close and connected with your partner physically and emotionally.
  • Safety: You respect your partner’s boundaries. You feel safe physically, intellectually and emotionally.
  • Self-confidence: You feel comfortable being yourself in the relationship.

Learn more about LCC Counseling Services and the free, confidential mental health help available to all LCC students.


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