PM_ME_YOUR_PARTYPICS writes: "Don't go into a relationship expecting to be made happy.You have to be able to be happy on your own first." "Just because you love each other does not mean that you're good together long-term," writes abqkat.On Learning From Heartbreak When I was 16, the love of my young life (yes, Joe B., this means you) dumped me.Sobbing on my bedroom floor, my mother, who was, and still is, head-over-heels in love with the same man for 51 years, sat down next to me, put her arm around me and said, "There are a lot of fish in the sea.
Another Redditor, ckernan2, shared the way they stay close to their wife: "On our wedding night, I told my wife that we now had a 2/2/2 rule. Not only can love be found everywhere -- in an idea, an experience, a lover, a friend, etc.-- but it's like compound interest: the more you have the more you get. As Emily Dickinson wrote, "The soul should always stand ajar, ready to welcome the ecstatic experience." The most important piece of love advice I ever got was this: "Treat yourself like a prize." The strange part is: I can no longer remember who first passed on the wisdom.That finding may extend to relationships — if you assume your friend and her husband are completely happy in their marriage, you're probably wrong.Dummystupid says: "No relationship is perfect and there will be conflict.Below, we've rounded up some of the best advice on that thread, so you can navigate your next first date or the next decade of your marriage with confidence.