Older and Wiser: 40 Pieces of Relationship Advice From Seniors

We could all use a little help sometimes, especially when it comes to dating and relationships. We often go to friends for relationship advice, but maybe there's a better group of people we should be asking. Our elders are the wisest, because they've been through it all already! Certainly they've got the best words of wisdom when it comes to love. We've gathered 40 pieces of relationship advice from seniors that you'll want to take to heart! Check them out below:

  1. Always be a good listener.
  2. Take responsibility for your actions.
  3. Never try to control your partner.
  4. Don't complain about your partner to your friends and family.
  5. Love is not just a feeling. It's a choice.
  6. Don't blame your partner for your own shortcomings.
  7. Give love to receive love.
  8. Let love come to you. Don't search for it all the time.
  9. Ladies, don't chase after a man. Let him chase after you!
  10. Avoid jealousy at all costs.
  11. Smile every chance you get.
  12. Actions speak louder than words. Show your partner you care.
  13. Looks will fade, so make sure there is something more.
  14. Always keep your word.
  15. Don't put all your eggs in one basket.
  16. Passive aggressive behavior will always backfire on you.
  17. Take time for yourself after a breakup.
  18. Don't forget to spend time with your friends.
  19. Make family a priority.
  20. Love yourself before you love someone else.
  21. Don't obsess over exes or previous relationships.
  22. Don't expect someone else to save you.
  23. Setting your expectations too high will only hurt you.
  24. Do little things every day to show your partner you care.
  25. Be generous with compliments.
  26. Don't be afraid of rejection.
  27. Show your vulnerable side.
  28. Express gratitude and appreciation for your partner.
  29. Always be honest and faithful.
  30. Be open with your partner about your fears and insecurities.
  31. Practice empathy and kindness at all times.
  32. Don't let bad habits ruin your relationship.
  33. Go out of your way to keep the passion alive.
  34. Change things up every so often.
  35. Don't compare your relationship to other couples.
  36. Pick your battles.
  37. Show your partner respect even when they're not around.
  38. Don't play games with your partner.
  39. Support your partner through hard times.
  40. Remember that things won't always be easy.

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