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These 27 Old Couples Will Remind You What Love Is All About

These 27 Old Couples Will Remind You What Love Is All About

As far as I’m concerned, there are few things as adorable as sweet old couples. Think about it: how many times have you cracked a smile at a pair of cute old-timers holding hands in the street? If you’re anything like me, seeing love thrive for so long and endure the test of time is not only heart-warming, it’s inspirational. It makes me want to work that much harder on my own relationship so that one day my other half and I can one day too rock matching canes! Sweet old couples remind us that if you try hard enough, anything is possible—even epic love stories spanning generations. With that said, here are 27 lessons about love that we can learn from possibly the greatest relationship gurus out there!

1. Don’t forget the small touches

Sweet Old Couples

    While grand, sweeping gestures are lovely every once in a while, it’s the little, frequent ones that will make your partner feel loved on a daily basis. A kiss hello or goodbye, a cup of tea while your other half is working to show them you care, a quick shoulder rub in front of the television, a single rose if you’re feeling particularly romantic, or simply offering to take the rubbish out for once. You may find these things insignificant, but the small things really do nurture relationships in time.

    2. “Love is not a matter of counting the years, But making the years count.” (Michelle Amand)

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      3. Couples who laugh together stay together!

      Sweet Old Couples

        Sharing a giggle with the one you love has to be one of the most invigorating and bond-strengthening things ever, am I right? If you can’t quite get the laughs going on your own, why not pop a funny film on the television or watch a silly video on YouTube together? You’ll not only feel happier, but also closer to your partner.

        4. Get physical

        Sweet Old Couples

          No, I don’t mean that (although that’s fantastic, too!)—but physical contact with your lover is crucial to keeping that feeling of intimacy going over the years. It doesn’t have to be massively awkward public displays of affection (no-one wants to be that couple, surely?) but a kiss on the forehead, a comforting stroke on the back of the neck, a massage or even holding hands will help you feel more connected to your partner. Give it a try!

          5. Listen to each other

          Sweet Old Couples

            This may seem like Relationship 101, but it’s incredibly easy to fall off the bandwagon, even with the basics! Being available to listen to your partner when she or he is having a bad day, being there to share their personal victories or hearing them out in an argument instead of ignoring them and getting your say no matter what are simple steps you can take to help your couple thrive over time. Having said that…

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            6. “You come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.” (Sam Keen)

            These 27 Sweet Old Couples Give Heart-Warming Reminders About Love

              7. Communicate, communicate, communicate!

              Sweet Old Couples

                No matter how close you are with your other half, most of the time, they won’t be able to magically sense when you’re upset unless you get your feelings out in the open. Don’t be afraid to let it all out and communicate with your partner: keeping your thoughts bottled up is a surefire way to build up resentment over the years, while sharing them will lead to a closer relationship.

                8. Celebrate the good times together…

                Sweet Old Couples

                  While this doesn’t have to involve jumping on beds together (although, why the heck not?!), there’s something to be said for sharing happy moments with your sweetheart! Bonding over something that brings you joy is exhilarating and will make you feel closer than ever. With that said…

                  9. …And support each other through the bad

                  Sweet Old Couples

                    When things go south, be there for each other. Just like sharing the good times will make you feel closer to one another, supporting each other through rough patches will make you feel like a team.

                    10. “Love is to love someone for who they are, who they were, and who they will be.” (Chris Moore)

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                      11. Remember where you started

                      Sweet Old Couples

                        If you’re feeling a bit blah about your relationship (don’t beat yourself up, it happens!), cast your mind back to where it all began for you two! Think of happy moments and experiences you’ve shared, and remember why you fell in love in the first place. In fact, why not take this trip down memory lane with your other half? If you have photos (and a glass of wine), even better!

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                        12. Love isn’t always easy (but it’s oh-so worth it)

                        Sweet Old Couples

                          These sweet old couples have been through thick and thin together; they’ve weathered their share of arguments. It can’t always have been easy, but then, neither life nor love are! Sticking together even through the rough patches is a test of character and of the strength of your love: if you can make it through the storm, there’s nothing that’ll get in your way!

                          13. Celebrate your love

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                            You might not be into Valentine’s Day—no matter! Find little, cute ways to celebrate your relationship. It can be a card on that most romantic of days, it can be breakfast in bed in memory of the day you first met, or a glass of champagne together in the spot you shared your first kiss. It all comes down to showing each other how much you value your love!

                            14. “Love is what you’ve been through with somebody.” (James Thurber)

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                              15. Date

                              Sweet Old Couples

                                If there’s one thing I’ve learned over the years and that these cute oldies will agree with, is the importance of dating. Even if you’ve been together for years and years, keeping a date night ritual once a week or twice a month is a lovely way to keep the romance going in your relationship! Try picking a different restaurant every month or so, go for long walks together or simply spending some quality time together, far from the madding crowd.

                                16. Remember that love is a long-lasting friendship

                                Sweet Old Couples

                                  Sure, your other half is your love interest, but they’re also (or should be!) one of your closest friends. Be silly together! Be open with each other and support each other like friends would. Have fun together. Being friends as well as lovers will add another layer to your relationship. Nurture that—it’s invaluable.

                                  17. Try something new together

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                                  Sweet Old Couples

                                    Instead of settling down in front of the television for the nth night in the row, why not try something new and different together? It’s a brilliant way of bringing some spice to your relationship!

                                    18. “Love is not who you can see yourself with. It is who you can’t see yourself without.” (Anonymous)

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                                      19. Sorry goes a long way

                                      Sweet Old Couples

                                        Sometimes, it feels like the hardest thing to say, but man, can that simple word work wonders! Try just saying “I’m sorry” next time you’re in a fight, even if you’re not necessarily in the wrong. What’s more important—being right or moving on from the problem?

                                        20. Start a tradition

                                        Sweet Old Couples

                                          Whether it’s a picnic every Sunday afternoon, pancakes at the diner every Saturday or a trip to the theatre every third Wednesday of the month, start a fun tradition together! Don’t underestimate the value of having something to look forward to on a regular basis with your loved one: not only will it give you an excuse to spend time together (as if you needed it!), it’ll also become “your thing” and you’ll be one of those couples. (You know you want to.)

                                          21. Love yourself, too

                                          Sweet Old Couples

                                            While showering your other half with love and affection is super important, don’t forget to show yourself some TLC, too! By loving yourself, you become able to love others more. It’s magic!

                                            22. “For love is immortality.” (Emily Dickinson)

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                                              23. Surprise each other!

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                                              Sweet Old Couples

                                                While having date nights and traditions is great (obviously, given that I just told you so!), there’s much to be said for spontaneity and surprising your partner every once in a while to bring a little spark back into the relationship! Unless your other half absolutely hates surprises, don’t hold back. Do something out of the ordinary every once in a while: swing by your sweetheart’s office at lunch for an impromptu bite together, have a bunch of roses delivered on a whim (a girl can only dream)… These surprises don’t necessarily have to be huge; even the smallest change to a routine can be delightful!

                                                24. Fight right

                                                Sweet Old Couples

                                                  There will be times when it’ll be tempting to lash out at your partner, using unkind words to hurt. Although satisfying in the heat of the moment, fighting unfairly—with harsh words and accusations—doesn’t help the situation. When you hit a snag in your relationship, try to keep your calm; listen to what your other half has to say and tell them how you feel, too. Communicate. Compromise. Try as best you can to not tear each other apart, because the more you do, the harder it’ll be to come back from.

                                                  25. Go on adventures together!

                                                  Sweet Old Couples

                                                    Much like trying something new together or starting a tradition will help cement your relationship and give it staying power, leaving your respective comfort zones and going on adventures together will keep that passion going! (While you’re at it, totally do what this couple’s doing and share a bike. Or a tandem! Or any other equally cute means of transportation!)

                                                    26. Choose kindness

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                                                      Choose to forgive rather than begrudge. Choose to lend a helping hand rather than be cold out of anger. Be a shoulder to cry on, rather than the accusatory finger. Choose to embrace, rather than shun. Relationships take work, and forgiveness, and compromise. Choose kindness.

                                                      27. Remember: it gets better with age!

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                                                        50+ Best Motivational Quotes To Prepare You For Any Challenges In Life

                                                        50+ Best Motivational Quotes To Prepare You For Any Challenges In Life

                                                        Life is filled with highs and lows —happiness and struggles that will test your resilience and integrity, push you to overcome challenges and leave you with lessons that will make you even stronger on your way up.

                                                        It’s the way you feel and think about yourself, including your expectations and beliefs about what is possible to you, greatly determines everything that happens to you.

                                                        It all starts with your thoughts. When you change your thoughts, you transform the quality of your life. (Right, Nancy’s story is a typical example!)

                                                        Below is a list of the best motivational quotes to inspire you to start your day with a blast:

                                                        Quotes for self-assurance

                                                        1. Don’t downgrade your dream just to fit your reality, upgrade your conviction to match your destiny.

                                                          2. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think.

                                                            3. You are confined only by the walls you build yourself.

                                                              4. The man who has confidence in himself gains the confidence of others

                                                                5. You attract what you are, not what you want. If you want great, then be great.

                                                                  6. It’s not who you are that holds you behind, it’s who you think your are not.

                                                                    Quotes about positivity

                                                                    7. Stop being afraid of what could go wrong and think of what could go right.

                                                                      8. You should never regret anything in life. If it’s good, it’s wonderful. If it’s bad, it is experience.

                                                                        9. Falling down is an accident, staying down is a choice.

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                                                                          10. If you have the power to make someone happy, do it. The world needs more of that.

                                                                            11. Always believe that something wonderful is about to happen.

                                                                              12. Don’t be afraid to give up the good and go for great.

                                                                                13. Remember that life’s greatest lessons are usually learned from worst times and from the worst mistakes.

                                                                                  Quotes for work and success

                                                                                  14. Don’t talk, just act. Don’t say, just show. Don’t promise, just prove.

                                                                                    15. Never stop doing great just because someone doesn’t give you credit.

                                                                                      16. Discipline is doing what needs to be done, even if you don’t want to.

                                                                                        17. Work while they sleep. Learn while they party. Save while they spend. Live like they dream.

                                                                                          18. The key to success is to focus our conscious mind on things we desire, not things we fear.

                                                                                            19. Never apologize for having high standards, people who really want to be in your life will rise to meet them.

                                                                                              20. If it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you.

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                                                                                                21. Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it, time will pass anyway.

                                                                                                  22. Don’t fear failure. Fear being in the exact same place next year as you are today.

                                                                                                    23. A hill is just another opportunity to leave your competition behind.

                                                                                                      24. Don’t quit. You’re already in pain. You’re already hurt. Get a reward from it.

                                                                                                        25. Hustle until you no longer need to introduce yourself.

                                                                                                          26. You didn’t come this far only to come this far.

                                                                                                            27. Be selective in your battles for sometimes peace is better than being right.

                                                                                                              28 If we keep doing what we are doing, we’re going to keep getting what we’re getting.

                                                                                                                29. You will never know your limits until you push yourself to them.

                                                                                                                  30. Do what you have to do until you can do what you want to do.

                                                                                                                    31. The man on top of the mountain didn’t fall there.

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                                                                                                                      32. If your dreams don’t scare you, they are not big enough.

                                                                                                                        33. If you can’t handle stress, you won’t manage success.

                                                                                                                          34. Don’t be pushed by your problems, be led by your dreams.

                                                                                                                            35. Don’t mistake silence for weakness. Smart people don’t plan big moves out loud.

                                                                                                                              36. Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.

                                                                                                                                37. Obsessed is the word the lazy use to describe dedicated.

                                                                                                                                  38. You become who you spend your time with.

                                                                                                                                    39. Be stubborn about your goals and flexible about your methods.

                                                                                                                                      40. Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.

                                                                                                                                        41. If you don’t build your dreams, someone else will hire you to build theirs.

                                                                                                                                          42. Between stimulus and response is our greatest power –the freedom to choose.

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                                                                                                                                            43. What comes easy won’t last, what lasts won’t come easy.

                                                                                                                                              44. Don’t limit your challenges, challenge your limits.

                                                                                                                                                45. Work until your idols become your rivals.

                                                                                                                                                  Quotes about money

                                                                                                                                                  46. Formal education will make you a living. Self-education will make you a fortune.

                                                                                                                                                    47. I create new enemies every day, it’s called business.

                                                                                                                                                      48. When you have a Million Dollar vision, don’t surround yourself with 1 cent minds.

                                                                                                                                                        49. You can’t get rich thinking poor.

                                                                                                                                                          50. Doing what is comfortable is rarely profitable.

                                                                                                                                                            51. If you can count your money, work harder.

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