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Words of Wisdom: Love Advice from Residents

Words of Wisdom: Love Advice from Residents

As February, the month of love, unfolds, we decided to tap into the wealth of wisdom and experience within our communities. We reached out to our beloved residents and asked them to share their insights on love, drawing from lifetimes filled with joy, challenges, and enduring relationships. Here are some invaluable insights they graciously shared with us, each piece of advice a testament to the enduring power of love.

• Maintaining Balance: “Be yourself, listen closely to what they say, and then stick your tongue out.”

• “My best dating advice is to be patient and caring. Try not to argue.”

• “The secret to a happy marriage is never stop having fun.”

• “My best dating advice is to spend quality time together. Cuddle, watch movies, and share meals.”

• “Always love & TRUST your partner!”

• “It’s better to have loved and lost, than not to have loved at all. At the very least, you will have loved… and know how to do so AGAIN.”

• “Be the best version of myself for others!”

• “The secret to a happy marriage is lots of kisses.”

• “Love with all your heart.”

• “Never marry unless you are in LOVE!”

• “The key to a happy marriage is communication.”

• “My best dating advice is to just be your true self!”

• “The key to a happy marriage is that you must work as a team.”

• “The key to a happy marriage is each person showing love to one another!”

• “My best dating advice is to take it slow & give it time. You never know what’s going to happen.”

• “The key to a happy marriage is that you can trust them and depend on them.”

• “Spread love everywhere you go!”

“The secret to a happy marriage is compromise and a glass of wine here and there.”

• “When you get mad at your spouse, put a price tag on it. Go out and spend at least that amount of money. Leave the receipt on the nightstand.”

• “There’s nothing better than love.”

• “Don’t marry in haste, you’ll make a mistake every time.”

• “Just have to stick with them. Do a lot of forgiving and a lot of loving.”

• “Be excited, whatever happens, you can accept it.”

• “Never go to bed angry.”

• “The first duty of love is to listen.”

• “Be patient. Choose love.”

• “The secret to a happy marriage is to always make sure the other is happy.”

• “The secret to a happy marriage is to always be a team!”

• “The secret to a happy marriage is communication and a money tree in the backyard.”

In the tapestry of life, love is the golden thread that binds us together. Through the lens of our seniors' wisdom, we are reminded that love is not just an emotion but a journey—a journey marked by patience, understanding, laughter, and above all, unwavering devotion. As we celebrate the month of love, let us understand these timeless words of advice and cherish the love that enriches our lives every day.

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