Romantic relationships are a much talked about subject among friends. We give each other advice, we joke about the different habits, we tease the matching outfits some couples wear, but in all seriousness, we all cherish the togetherness two people share. It's a unique, very special and incredibly heart-warming bond two people create.
Well, the other day my friend and I had a coffee and out of the blue, she asked me to give her relationship advice: she's been in a tumultuous relationship for a couple of years, sometimes on and off, and now she's considering ending it - and she was waiting for me to nudge her one way or the other. That responsibility suddenly dawned on me, realising that she might actually make this big decision based on what I say next. I froze.
The reason was that I recently had this realization that every relationship is unique and different: what's worth it for me might not be worth it for somebody else; and also, we all have very different ideas about what a good relationship is, what relationship dynamics we are comfortable with; what expectations we have and how much we are willing to compromise. Eventually I told her what someone told me years ago: If it doesn't make you happy, make it work - but only if you care enough. Regroup and change it - or leave it and never look back.
So on this gloomy Monday, here are a few of my favourite couples in love that ooze that special indescribable something on their own terms. Here is to togetherness no matter how traditional or untraditional it is :)
Are you good at giving advice to your friends? What is the best relationship advice you ever got? How would you react to my friend's question? xo
P.S: How to stay happily married or have a great relationship?
P.P.S: Date-night moves:)
(Photos via/by dot coms for moms, Andrew Frederick, Katherine, Everyday I Show, Ryder Evans, Better Than Fine)