4 Things My Mom Taught Me About Love

By: Elizabeth Marie |

It’s Mother’s Day in the states this Sunday, and so in honor of my beautiful (and oh so wise) mother, I thought I would share some of the lasting lessons she’s taught me about love.

1. Give Him a Chance. When I used to complain about guys to my mom, she would say things like “take it easy on him” or “well, maybe he didn’t mean it that way.” At first, I would get pissed off because she wasn’t up in arms like I was and cursing them into oblivion, but now I see that she was teaching me that there are two sides to every story, and not every guy I meet is an asshole, even if he makes mistakes.

2. Don’t Talk Badly About The Person You Love…Or Used to Love. To this day, I have never heard my mother say anything nasty about my father, and that’s not because she was trying to put on a happy face for her children. When I asked her why she was always so PC, she simply said, “Well, I loved him a lot at one point…that’s all that matters.” This is why you’ll never hear me bitch and moan about my boyfriend, even when he annoys the crap out of me.

3. Sometimes You Have To Follow Love. My mom followed the love of her life to different countries, states and resigned herself to always being on the go because it meant being with him. At the time, I could never understand why she would give up so much to be with the man she loved, but now, sitting next to my boyfriend on the couch I can honestly say, I get it. While every situation is different, I’m thankful that she showed me that it’s not always about my needs and wants…when you’re in love, you’re a team.

4. Don’t Put Up With Being Treated Poorly. My mom doesn’t tolerate much b.s, and thanks to her, I don’t either. She taught me to expect the best from the men I date, and to never lower my standards. Sometimes, I thought my standards were too high, because it would have been a hell of a lot easier to lower them, but I’m glad I stayed true to how my mother raised me.

Happy Mother’s Day to all the beautiful moms out there! xoxo