What to do on special days There are a number of special days to remember when it comes to relationships, birthdays and anniversaries being the more obvious ones.
But then there’s also the more general celebrated days such as Valentine’s day.
Explicitly expressing your needs or wishes can therefore be seen as selfish.
The indirect approach can be very challenging for those not accustomed to it as well as being a source to misunderstandings.
First, just to tell you a bit about myself (will save us some time and eliminate some of the basic answers that might not be that useful): I'm fluent in Japanese (reading, writing and speaking).
I have dated Japanese girls before and get along with them well. before (match.com, okcupid) and found out that with with little luck one could meet even educated and interesting people even on-line.
Couple counseling All relationships can suffer periods where things are tougher.
27/m/teaching in Japan - Just signed up for a free account at gaijin pot personals today and I've already got a "smile" from someone.
Unfortunately, it seems I'm forbidden to actually communicate with this person (other than sending "smiles") unless I pay a monthly fee, and I don't think trying to morse-code in "smiles" would be very effective. The asking price seems a bit steep just to (maybe) send an email here or there.
Even if many things can be sort out together with your partner alone there can come times when you might feel the need to seek help outside the two of you.
Turning to a professional counselor could then be a a good alternative.