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Your Grandma Betsy may have great advice to give you about love, but that doesn’t mean she’s the only source of guidance. You might be able to find love advice in some unexpected ways, like, oh I don’t know…listening to The Beatles. This legendary music group may be best known for bowl haircuts and catchy rhythms, but their songs actually have a much deeper implication. Don’t believe me? All you have to do is look at the titles. Here are six lessons in love from The Beatles that you could use to better you relationships.
“I Want to Hold Your Hand”
If you like a girl and you can’t muster up the courage to ask her out, just say “I want to hold your hand.” Is it cheesy? Yes. Will it work? Probably not. Nevertheless, you may come across that one girl that is floored by your honesty and totally makes out with you there on the spot. The chances of that happening are low, but it’s gotta be worth a shot – right?
Alright, this can have a dirty implication, but we’ll keep it clean for now. Relationships are all about compromise – each partner’s ability to “come together” with the other partner to make a decision. It is your job to make sure that you are flexible in your relationships, just like you would expect your partner to be. If both parties are willing to compromise, fights can go a lot smoother.
“We Can Work It Out”
Don’t give up on your relationship just because it’s a little rocky. Every couple has problems at some point in time. It is those who are willing to “work it out” that manage to go the distance. You have to learn to forgive and ask forgiveness at the same time. This will keep your relationship on track.
“Let It Be”
Sometimes it is best just to walk away from a fight, rather than trying to prove that you’re right. If you can’t “let it be” from time to time, you are always going to be in an argument with your partner. That may be the setup you’re going for, but chances are you want more out of the deal than just someone to fight with. If so, you have to pick your battles wisely.
If your relationship is struggling beyond simple compromise, you may need to ask for help. This is something that a lot of men in particular don’t like to do because they feel it makes them weak. Sometimes all you need is an outside party to provide a new take on the problems in your relationship. If you are willing to listen to the advice from that outside party, you might be able to make some simple adjustments that improve your relationship as a whole.
Yes, that entire analysis came from a one-word song title from The Beatles. Pay attention people 😉
“P.S. I Love You”
At the end of the day, make sure your partner knows you care about him or her. A simple “I love you” can go a long way in a relationship, especially if you don’t say it often. Express your emotions every step of the way, and you will have a much stronger connection in the long run.