7 Pieces of Cliché Relationship Advice That Are Actually Worth Following

Everyone in the world has plenty of cliché relationship advice they'd like to offer.

Most of it isn't worth listening to, but there are plenty of diamonds in the rough that are more than worth following.

Keep scrolling for seven pieces of cliché advice you should always keep in mind when it comes to relationships!

1. Love Yourself First

We know this phrase is brought up far too often, but we cannot emphasize enough how true it really is. You have to love yourself entirely before you can even think about loving another person. Having a strong relationship with yourself first only ensures that your relationships to come will have a strong foundation.

When you value and respect yourself, you'll find it so much easier to love other people and let the right ones in. If you seek other's approval and hope their love will help you love yourself, that's not going to work in your favor. You'll find yourself desperately clinging to people who take advantage of you because they know they can. So love yourself, and the rest will follow.


2. Actions Speak Louder Than Words

This is such an important piece of advice to remember, no only in relationships, but in life in general.

There are plenty of people in this world who can and will say all the right things to get you to do anything for them or make you believe certain things. But their actions rarely ever align with the words that escape their lips.

If someone says they want to be with you, but doesn't put in any of the effort—newsflash, they're just using you. It's easy to make excuses when their words are so persuasive, but know there's no meaning behind them until they act on what they say.

Jughead consoling Betty on an episode of Riverdale

(Riverdale via The CW)


3. Timing Is Everything

Timing is crucial for any relationship. Sometimes it really is about waiting it out until the right person comes along. Heck, you could already know them, but it's not the best time for the two of you to be together right now.

We wholeheartedly believe you will meet your person when you're meant to meet them. The stars will align and they'll enter your life to be by your side forever. Though we can't tell you when that moment is, we know it'll happen. Just give it some time.


4. You Can't Force It

Had we followed this cliché, we would've saved ourselves the trouble of being in some seriously terrible relationships, because it's the straight up truth.

It's like this: If a store only carries sizes 0, 2 and 4, but you're a 6, you go to another store. It's the same with relationships. You can't force yourself to be in someone's life when it's clearly not a fit. There's someone else out there who wants you to be by their side. Don't try to fit a square into a circle, because it just won't work. Save yourself the heartbreak by letting this person go the second you know it's not going to work out.

Lee and Rachel looking upset at prom in The Kissing Booth

(The Kissing Booth via Netflix)


5. Time Heals All Wounds

Some of us get over our breakups rather quickly, with the rest of us have the hardest time moving on. No matter where you stand, always remember that time heals all wounds.

We all have had or will have that one breakup we don't think we can move on from. As hard as it may be to believe you'll move on, you absolutely will. We've experienced a few of those moments throughout our dating history, but we've since healed and learned to love again. You will, too.


6. Trust Your Gut

Your gut instinct about anything or anyone is always right, so don't ever second-guess it. It's so easy to get inside your head and convince yourself that your feelings are wrong or whatnot, but your gut really does know best.

If something feels off, it probably is. If something feels right, it probably is. Don't analyze the situation in your head, causing you to wait too long to do anything. Let your gut be your guide. It honestly will never steer you wrong, we promise.

Lara Jean and Peter at the end of To All the Boys I've Loved Before

(To All the Boys I've Loved Before via Netflix)


7. Love Like You've Never Been Hurt

Easier said than done, right? But it's another cliché worth following. If you close yourself off to love because of your past experiences, you'll never let the right person in.

Though it may take a while for those walls to come down, try your best to lower them little by little. While you might not want to let anyone in so you don't get hurt, it'll prevent you from experiencing how truly amazing and wonderful love can actually be.


Continuing with the relationship advice, HERE are the biggest life lessons we learned from our three worst breakups.