The Best Relationship Advice My Mother Ever Gave Me

01/8 ​There can be no one like mom!

Well, there can be no one like a mother. Her unconditional love, utmost dedication and countless sacrifices for her kid cannot be put down into words, and she is that one person in your life, who can’t be replaced.

Also, she knows what’s best for her child, even if it is about his or her love life. We asked seven people about the wisest, life-altering piece of advice their mom gave them and here’s what they had to share!

02/8​ Be clear about who you are

“When I was dating my boyfriend and told my mom that I wanted to marry him in the coming years, all she advised me was to take my time, be clear about what kind of person I am and what would be my needs from my married life. She asked me to keep the romance aside, and think pragmatically if I would be happily able to live my entire life with him,” shares Shreya Singhal, 35

03/8 Adjust, but never compromise

“My mother has advised me only one thing about love and relationships—adjust but never compromise. She says a relationship requires adjustment from both the partner at every step, but you must take a step back the moment you realise you are compromising on your true needs,” tells Shradha Sethi, 27

04/8​ Just call him!

“I had broken up with my boyfriend but I still loved him. My mother was little conservative by nature and not a great supporter of love marriages. But seeing me sad, she was the one who asked me to call him and patch up. Today, I am happily married to him since four years,” says Akshita Goyal, 34

05/8​ Don’t let anyone dominate you

“My mother has always encouraged me to be an independent and career-oriented woman. She has taught me to care, help and respect everyone but do not let anyone dominate me, ever. She once told me, don’t get that blind in love that you become dependent on someone else for your own happiness,” opines Netra Kaushal, 29

06/8 ​She should be your best friend

“When my mother met my girlfriend, all she asked was that whether she is my best friend or not. When I smiled and said yes, she opined that’s what matters the most. Now that I have been married for almost three years, I realise how right she was,” shares Peeyush Singh, 36

07/8​ Money is not everything

“Mummy always opined that money is not everything in life. She asked me to marry the man who is not just professionally stable, but someone who chooses to love me on even on bad days and has a great sense of humour,” Nitya Agarwal, 28

08/8​ You can never find the ‘perfect’ partner

“Seeing me sobbing after my break up, my mom once told me that I would never be able to find a ‘perfect’ partner in life. She opined, no two people are same and one can always find someone better or different. Look for someone who loves you unconditionally on good and bad days and rest will fall into place,” Nikhil Kumar, 30.