9 People Share The Worst Relationship Advice They've Been Given
It's a fact: Folks love to give unsolicited relationship advice. Whether you're out there living the single life or working through and issue you and bae are having, it seems like just about everyone you encounter wants to throw in their two cents -- whether you've asked for it or not. Of course, you know that they mean well. But sometimes the advice you're being given isn't what you need to hear. Sometimes people give you bad relationship advice, like really bad. Advice from an older relative feels outdated in today's modern dating world, and even your bff who's been coupled up for a few years likely doesn't really know the struggle that comes with trying to navigate the dating app scene.
There's nothing quite as painstaking as nodding and smiling through some of the worst advice you've ever heard— except maybe for having to issue an empty thank you to this aspiring Dear Abby after everything is all said and done.
The good news? You're not alone in this struggle. Doing the smile and nod toward downright bad relationship advice is a right of passage. I asked 9 people for the worst relationship advice they've ever been given, and they didn't disappoint. Read on for the most useless information they've ever received.
1. Maggie, 27
Sure, let's just give their bad behavior a pass since after all, they have penises.
2. Katherine, 30
I'm angry just reading this one.
3. Eric, 31
Not frightening at all.
4. Joe, 27
Especially when it's said out of nowhere, after you've given no inclination that you're thinking about jumping off the sad single person cliff.
5. Jen, 32
So basically, change your personality? I'm sure that'll turn out well.
6. Maggie, 26
You know there are no breaks when you're married though, right?
7. Jess, 27
I'd say that the crime most definitely doesn't fit the punishment here.
8. Nicole, 24
Because relationships are smooth sailing as long as you've got the upper hand?
9. Sam, 29
Lower what you expect from this person you might spend forever with, that way you won't be disappointed.
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