1. Ligawan is not old-fashioned.
And so is waiting around for the right person. Remember that it's okay to not get into a relationship unless you feel ready and complete as a person. There is absolutely no shame in guarding your heart and making sure you don't waste your time and feelings on the wrong partner.
"Di naman ako manyakis tulad ng iba, pinapangako ko sa'yo na igagalang ka. Sagutin mo lang ako, aking sinta'y walang humpay na ligaya." - Ligaya
2. Long distance relationships suck, but sometimes it's exactly what you need.
If you feel super incomplete without your partner in crime, know that spending some time apart could do both of you a lot of good. Distance teaches you patience, trust, and understanding—things that will strengthen your bond way more than any amount of quality time could.
"Ilang bukas pa ba bago tayo ay magkita? Ako'y naiinip na, bawa't oras binibilang, sabik na masilayan ka" - Sembreak
4. Even the simplest things become more meaningful when you're with the right people.
You don't need grand gestures or crazy adventures to make relationships or friendships last. Even eating isaw or fishballs is enough to make good memories with people you truly care about.
"Mahal ko si Toyang 'pagkat siya'y simple lamang. Kahit namomroblema, basta't kami ay sama-sama." - Toyang
5. A little bit of positivity goes a long way.
In the general scope of things, life has a tendency to suck big time. But the E-heads taught us that while it isn't easy to be all sunshines and rainbows when you're trying to juggle work and adulthood, the load gets lighter when you carry it with a smile.
"In a world where everybody hates a happy ending story, it's a wonder love can make the world go round. But don't let it bring you down or turn your face into a frown, you'll get along with a little prayer and a song." - With A Smile
6. You know he's the one if he wholeheartedly supports you in everything you want to do in life.
It's not about him letting you do whatever the heck you like (though that's not a bad thing, too, TBH). It's about giving you the space you need to grow as a person. He'll push you to go for that scholarship abroad and understand the few extra hours at work because he knows you need that promotion. He'll even drive you to your favorite pares joint to celebrate your little milestones. If he eases your fears to try things you never thought you can do, you'll know he's the whole package.
"Huwag kang matakot. 'Di mo ba alam nandito lang ako sa iyong tabi. 'Di kita pababayaan kailanman." - Huwag Kang Matakot
7. Heartbreaks will complete you.
The pain of losing someone may be the last thing you'd associate with self fulfillment, but trust us, it does a lot of good, too. It'll give you a lot of time and space to get to know and take care of yourself better. And when you finally get to move on, there's no better reward than having that feeling of completeness that you've worked so hard to achieve for yourself.
"Magkahawak ang ating kamay at walang kamalay-malay na tinuruan mo ang puso ko na umibig ng tunay." - Ang Huling El Bimbo
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