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Sometimes you run into people who seem to live so deeply inside their own heads it renders them incapable of putting themselves in someone else's shoes. Don't even get us started on some of the awful advice people so willingly dole out, the heaping cliches and shallow platitudes that leave you feeling like you'd have been better off if the individual never opened their mouth to begin with!

Prepare to cringe. You're bound to thanks to Redditor Kaisietoo8, who asked the online community "What is the worst relationship advice you have heard?"


"To go nuts..."

To go nuts on your bachelor/bachelorette party. Get it all out of your system before you're married and truly committed.

TNTYoshi

"Why keep him only for yourself though?"

"Why keep him only for yourself though? Why not let him explore as he pleases? Trust me, he'll appreciate you a lot more if you let him sleep around."

-My drunk mother

SharpieScentedSoap

"Thanks mum."

"If you don't remove all your pubes, you'll turn him gay."

Thanks mum.

blublablublu

"He now doesn't do that."

To do everything your partner says. Like seriously my friend thought he had to bend to the very whim of his girlfriend. He now doesn't do that.

BigrickC137

"If he hits you..."

"If he hits you it means he loves you because he's risking going to jail for you. Stay with him! He's the one!" (Something along those lines.) Thanks girl on Dr. Phil. Solid advice, ten outa ten.

ProbablyMisha

"Told to me at 2 AM..."

"If you catch your partner pleasuring themselves, dump them. If they'll do that, they'll cheat no problem."

"If you think they're gonna leave, get pregnant/knock them up. Kids fix everything."

"If you're not fighting, you're not caring. Real couples need to fight to remember they love each other."

Told to me at 2 AM by an old woman in the Seattle Dennys parking lot. I was like.... 23 at this point, and she offered this advice totally unprovoked.

BeanSoupBoi

"That's a yikes from me, dog."

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"He isn't proposing fast enough? Fake a pregnancy"

That's a yikes from me, dog.

Birdo3129

"My brother once told..."

My brother once told my female cousin it's important for women to remain "mysterious" and to try and remain aloof to keep a man's attention, even with small things: like never burping around him.

SmallJon

"I know a woman..."

I know a woman that was told by her mother on the morning of her wedding, "Even if you don't want to, have sex when he wants it. When they aren't satisfied is when they start cheating."

Sully1102

"You're a romantic partner..."

"You should stay and help them/fix them if you really love them."

You're a romantic partner not a therapist. And even if you ARE a therapist you don't need to fix them, that's unhealthy. A person can only take on so much of that emotional labor before it starts to drag them down too. If your partner won't even try to fix themselves, you are under no obligation to sacrifice your mental health for them. Don't ever let anyone tell you otherwise.

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