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50 Timeless Pieces of Advice About Love And Relationships

May 04, 2015 4 min read

Sometimes, when in a relationship, it is hard to know where to turn for advice. Only you can know what is right but when you can't quite sort it out, keep these pearls of wisdom in mind:
  1. Don't stay with someone who antagonizes or belittles you.
  2. If you feel lonely in your relationship, you're better off being alone.
  3. Know when to walk away.
  4. You can gauge a person's love for you by how they treat you when they are upset with you.
  5. Love is a verb. Not a noun.
  6. When a lightbulb burns out, you replace the lightbulb. You don't buy a new house.
  7. Don't stay with someone who has no regard for your feelings or wants just because you've been together a long time.
  8. Just because you love each other, doesn't mean you're good together long term.
  9. No relationship is perfect and conflict is inevitable. What matters is that you have the desire to resolve the issues.
  10. Fight the problem. Not the Person. Keep this in mind so you can solve the problem instead of being mad at the other person.
  11. Don't look for a girl you want to treat as a princess (or a guy as a prince), look for one you want to treat as a partner.
  12. Don't disparage your significant other behind their back.
  13. Confidence isn't "I know s/he likes me," it is "I will be okay whether s/he likes me or not."
  14. You can be compatible with a number of people. There is no 'perfect' match, you have to work at love.
  15. You are NOT required to set yourself on fire to keep someone else warm.
  16. Marry the person who gives you the same feeling you get when you see food coming in a restaurant.
  17. The grass isn't greener on the other side, it is greener where you water it.
  18. Stop trying to find the right person, and start trying to BE the right person.
  19. The person who cares the least in a relationship has most of the control.
  20. Don't fall in love with your waitress, hooker or therapist.
  21. It's better to be happy than it is to be right.
  22. Always be the first to genuinely apologize after a fight.
  23. You can't expect someone to love you if you can't love yourself.
  24. Just because you like the friend-version of someone doesn't mean you will like the relationship-version.
  25. Before you move in together, road trip together.
  26. Don't be afraid to open up and be vulnerable. Vulnerability can bring you closer together and strengthen you both.
  27. When you and your partner fight, it is you and them VS the problem. Not you VS them.
  28. Just because doesn't love you the way you'd like them to, doesn't mean they aren't loving you with all they have.
  29. Don't fall in love with someone's potential.
  30. It takes two happy individuals to make a happy relationship.
  31. If the world didn't give second chances, we'd all be single.
  32. Everyone searches for the perfect person without trying to be the most perfect versions of themselves possible.
  33. If to love the memories more than the present, it is time to move on.
  34. Just because someone may be right for you, it doesn't mean you are right for them.
  35. If it’s broken, fix it. If you’ve lost count of how many times it’s broken, or the cost of repair far outweighs the initial outlay, throw it away and move on.
  36. Out of all the things needed for a successful relationship, love barely makes the top 5. Honesty, loyalty, trust, and communication all have to be there.
  37. Always hold hands when talking about the hard stuff. It helps to keep the negative emotions in check & shows you care.
  38. Be the person you would want your future (or current) child to date.
  39. Love is about appreciation, not possession.
  40. Don’t go to bed angry. Everything will still be there and worse in the morning.
  41. Always seduce your lover, even if you are in a committed relationship. Otherwise, another person will.
  42. If someone threatens to leave you, help them pack.
  43. Keep no secrets, tell no lies.
  44. Sometimes you gotta wise up and let go. Yes, it hurts. But it’ll hurt more in the future.
  45. Relationships aren’t hard (even if they are work). If it is hard, you are probably with the wrong person.
  46. Love is not a feeling. Feelings fade, change, respond to situations and events. Love is a choice.
  47. If it feels wrong at the beginning, it probably won’t get better.
  48. If you’re keeping score you've already lost.
  49. Love is an action, not a feeling. It’s learned and developed skill, not an experience. Not that the romantic feeling doesn’t exist or isn’t a wonderful part of the relationship, but it doesn’t make it last.
  50. The best sign of a healthy relationship is no sign of it on Facebook.
Hopefully, this can help you find your way. Do you have any wonderful advice to add? Leave us a comment. h/t: Thought Catalog   Do you follow BodyRock on Snapchat and Instagram? [caption id="attachment_97794" align="alignnone" width="100"]snapcode @BodyRockTV[/caption]

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