No doubt about it: Just like Taylor Swift, there will be plenty of frogs to kiss before you find your Joe Alwyn. And, yes, breakups are a bummer. But that doesn’t mean those toads can’t teach you a lesson—like what to avoid or look out for in your next relationship. Here, your fellow GL girls share the lessons they’ve learned from their biggest bae mistakes so you can avoid the same blunders.
LOVE LESSON #1
BEWARE THE CONTROLLING CUTIE
There’s a big difference between nice and needy. Someone who’s truly smitten will support your space. Take it from Madison S., 14: “Josh would walk me to class; carry my bag. It was sweet, but it got weird. Soon, he wouldn’t give me back my books until I kissed him. And he’d freak if I said hi to a guy in the hall. I now know that some of those ‘nice guys’ who want to be close all the time are actually trying to exert control over you.”
LOVE LESSON #2
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लुट गए हम तो तेरे प्यार में
प्यार किस्मत वालों को ही मिलता है और कुछ लोग कई कारणों से इसे पाने से रह जाते हैं, जिसमें एक कारण एकतरफा प्यार भी है। वन साइडेड लव इंसान को बर्बाद कर देता है या फिर उसे अपना प्यार पाने के लिए जिद्दी बना देता है।
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Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: Relationships cause you so many problems and you get heartbroken. When a relationship breaks down, you get so devastated that you feel you cannot exist anymore. At such times, it is wisdom that can give you the strength to move on.
लौकडाउन में रिलेशनशिप की सचाई
जब हम किसी से दूर होते हैं तब पता चलता है कि वह हमारे लिए कितना माने रखता है. और रिलेशनशिप में तो यह बात और भी ज्यादा लागू होती है, क्योंकि किसी भी रिलेशनशिप के लिए फुल डिवोशन, एकदूसरे के लिए केयर और ट्रस्ट जरूरी है.
आगे बढ़ने का नाम है जिंदगी
ब्रेकअप, तलाक या अलगाव जैसे शब्द कई सपनों पर पानी फेरने के लिए काफी हैं। पर, सारे सपनों पर नहीं। कुछ देर का ठहराव और फिर नई कहानी,यही जिंदगी की हकीकत है। जिंदगी के इस अल्पविराम को कैसे करें पार, बता रही हैं स्वाति शर्मा