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Do Tell: Advice on Love

We all give advice, and take advice from others but oftentimes simply follow our hearts when it comes to relationships. Since hindsight is always 20/20, wouldn't it be great if you could go back in time and have a "do over?" Although there is no better way to learn and grow than from our mistakes and experiences, if you could rewind and give yourself one bit of advice about love, ladies, do tell what would you say?


honeysugar28 honeysugar28 10 years
I would love to go back in time I started dating and got married when I was very young and a lot of times I was very immature! My advice to myself would've been don't blow up so easily, take some time for yourself and your friends don't be attached to the hip or get mad if he wants to spend some time with his friends, don't be jealous and be more secure of yourself. But I guess maturity only comes with experience if I had not made these mistakes I wouldn't have learned from them and be the way I am today.
lecky1217 lecky1217 10 years
don't beat yourself up b/c you've never been with anyone for more than a year. it takes time and if it happens, if its meant to happen, then it will.
stylish stylish 10 years
I would say "Don't be blinded by love". When we are in love, we seem to ignore the facts that he/she is not the perfect match for you! Listenning to your parents and siblings ... etc are very helpful too! They are seeing what you are not seeing, because they are not in love with him.
andaman andaman 10 years
You can't do any of the above until you are comfortable in your skin, meaning you can be kind to yourself, you know your demons and have learnt to live with it.
andaman andaman 10 years
True love isn't romantic, it's everything to do with being flexible and being able to forgive people you love when they screw up.
grl-in-the-world grl-in-the-world 10 years
I would say the same thing pixiechick! I was with a guy with a lot of emotional problems and really drained myself trying to make him feel better all the didn't work! The person has to want to change, you can't do it for them.
pixiechick pixiechick 10 years
I'm so glad you got out of that relationship Masqueraded Angel...that takes alot of courage :hug: I would definately tell myself not to trust everyone that comes along. And that you cant make someone change.
Masqueraded_Angel Masqueraded_Angel 10 years
I would tell myself to put my foot down more often in certain situations and stick up for myself. I stayed in an abusive relationship with someone because we had a child together, and I thought it would be better for my son if his father was around, so I stuck around much longer than I should have. Thankfully, I "woke up" and realized that neither my son or I needed to be in an abusive relationship and left.
popgoestheworld popgoestheworld 10 years
I would tell myself not to set my expectations so high. The first time I fell "in love" I didn't know how to respond when the honeymoon phase was over. I thought that feeling of never being able to get enough of the person, staying up all hours of the night etc. would last forever and ever, and when things calmed down I figured it wasn't love, even though it could have been if I'd just given it a chance. Oh well.
StefaPie StefaPie 10 years
Remember that when you're dating someone, you're dating everything about them, even the stuff that annoys you or makes you angry. If you can't accept the good with the bad, you shouldn't be seeing that person.
italygal italygal 10 years
me too calibabi! it seems every guy my mom told me didn't sound right ended up being completely wrong for me. (sigh) she just met my crush and said "he doesn't seem to into you." blunt but this time i'm listening.
calibabi calibabi 10 years
i would tell myself to listen to my friends and family about choices in men. they were always right, but i never listened!! love can be blind, but your best friends usually see things very clearly.
vmruby vmruby 10 years
I would have strongly advised myself that for every good looking guy I came across and talked with doesn't necessarily mean that he has the personality to match :OY:
controlledspin controlledspin 10 years
I am on the same 'be patient' boat. I felt very behind and lonely watching what felt like everyone around me find love. I would just tell myself to be patient, that love will find you :)
KayFritz KayFritz 10 years
I totally agree with follow your gut, its usually right, also try not to need to have someone love you, or try too hard to make them. just love yourself, and the rest will fall into place.
workin9to5 workin9to5 10 years
I am lucky enough to have not made too many love-related mistakes, but I would say to be more patient. Before I had my first real relationship, I thought I was some kind of freak. But I was still young and shouldn't have been so hard on myself--the right person comes along soon enough. Then when I met my boyfriend, I used to want everything to happen faster than it did--getting serious, saying I love you, whatever. Now I'm just trying to enjoy life--I still have a streak of impatience in me--yeah marriage is on my mind--but I know that it's best to relax and be happy than to always what what's next.
kendalheart kendalheart 10 years
I would def listen to my gut feelings when it comes to certain things. Sometimes people want to believe something so they accept it as true when that is not always the case
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