The 40 best pieces of relationship advice ever
The power of love
“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.”– Leo Buscaglia, American author, professor and philosopher
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How you live
The key to reviving or divorce-proofing a relationship is not in how you handle disagreements but in how you are with each other when you’re not fighting. – Dr. John Gottman, psychologist and co-founder of the Gottman Institute in Seattle
Don't look for 'perfect'
“We come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.” – Sam Keen, American author and philosopher
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Remember the little things
“Marriage is not just spiritual communion; it is also remembering to take out the trash.” – Dr. Joyce Brothers, American psychologist, television personality and advice columnist
Know that love is worth it
“Love is everything it's cracked up to be ... It really is worth fighting for, being brave for, risking everything for.” – Erica Jong, American author.
Keep growing together
“Relationships [and] marriages are ruined where one person continues to learn, develop and grow and the other person stands still.” – Catherine Pulsifer, American author
Be 'passionate friends'
“Marriage, ultimately, is the practice of becoming passionate friends.” – Dr. Harville Hendrix, author and co-creator of Imago Relationship Therapy
Be a good listener
“The first duty of love is to listen.” – Paul Tillich, existential philosopher and theologian
Friendship and love
“It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.” – Friedrich Nietzsche, German philosopher