How to give a friend dating advice

Hence the awful pieces of advice your friends give you over and over.

It's the kind of advice you repeat to yourself during difficult moments, or find yourself re-telling your friends.

I wanted to hear more of these stories from other women, all sharing those key moments from their lives.

Finding the right person to settle down with can often feel like a very frustrating game of chance.

If you’re looking for a little guidance when it comes to love, you’ve come to the right place.

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This advice impacted the way I approach romantic relationships in that I allowed for a lot more space, which in turn allowed for less reactivity, more peace, happiness, and respect.

The classic struggle of all relationships is finding the right calculus in the togetherness-and-autonomy equation.

The Cheat Sheet spoke with eight top relationship experts to get some of their best advice. The best relationship advice I’ve ever gotten, and that I give, is “easy does it.” Too often we get caught up in fear-based needs to control our partner.

This pull becomes a destructive compulsion that corrodes the integrity of the relationship.

There are not enough men in the world to negate the most reliable source of validation you could ever have — you. Relationships are only as complicated as you make them out to be.