At the tender age of 14, I read this article and it formed a large part of any relationship advice I live by and what I would readily dish out to anyone who asked. That is:
- Don’t say, “I love you,” unless you really mean it.
- Be engaged at least six months before you get married.
- Love deeply and passionately. You might get hurt, but it’s the only way to live life completely.
- In disagreements, fight fair. No name calling.
- Don’t judge people by their relatives.
- When you realize you’ve made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.
- Marry someone you love to talk to. As you get older, good conversation will be one of the principal elements of an enduring relationship.
My utter best and the only one I ever care to share? Number 7. For me, friendship makes dating someone that bit easier and helps in those instances when things feel like a bit of a drudge.