What I've Learned about Relationships

(Various people and ages)

I've learned that if you treat all people the way you want to be treated you will find they actually do treat you that way. Age 50

I've learned that you should always leave loved ones with loving words. It may be the last time you see them.

I've learned that regardless of how hot and steamy a relationship is at first, the passion fades and there had better be something else to take its place.

I've learned that learning to forgive takes practice.

I've learned that there are people who love you dearly, but just don't know how to show it.

I've learned that my best friend and I can do anything or nothing and have the best time.

I've learned that sometimes the people you expect to kick you when you're down will be the ones to help you get back up.

I've learned that true friendship continues to grow, even over the longest distance. Same goes for true love.

I've learned that just because someone doesn't love you the way you want them to doesn't mean they don't love you with all they have.

I've learned that you should never tell a child their dreams are unlikely or outlandish.Few things are more humiliating, and what a tragedy it would be if they believed it.

I've learned that it isn't always enough to be forgiven by others. Sometimes you have to learn to forgive yourself.

I've learned that just because two people argue, it doesn't mean they don't love each other. And just because they don't argue, it doesn't mean they do.

I've learned that we don't have to change friends if we understand that friends change.

I've learned that you cannot make someone love you. All you can do is be someone who can be loved. The rest is up to them.

I've learned that no matter how much I care,some people just don't care back.

I've learned that it takes years to build up trust, and only seconds to destroy it.

I've learned that it's not what you have in your life but who you have in your life that counts.

I've learned that silent company is often more healing than words of advice. Age 24

I've learned that the greater a person's sense of guilt, the greater his need to cast blame on others. Age 46

I've learned that just when I get my room the way I like it, Mom makes me clean it up. Age 13

I've learned that children and grandparents are natural allies. Age 46

I've learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you miss them terribly after they die. Age 53

I've learned that brushing my child's hair is one of life's great pleasures. Age 29

I've learned that you can make someone's day by simply sending them a little card. Age 44

I've learned that when I wave to people in the country, they stop what they are doing and wave back. Age 9

I've learned that although it's hard to admit it, I'm secretly glad my parents are strict with me. Age 15

I've learned that you can tell a lot about a man by the way he handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights. Age 52

I've learned that if you want to do something positive for your children, try to improve your marriage. Age 61

I've learned that there are people who love you dearly but just don't know how to show it. Age 41

I've learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone.People love that human touch - holding hands, a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back. Age 85

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