While Buddha rarely gave explicit advice on relationships, he did give common sense advice on how to move through life.
Many of his anecdotes can be applied to all kinds of circumstances, including our significant others.
Here are 5 of his teachings that can make a lasting impact in how you approach your relationships.
You are enough
“You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection.”
This, more than any other teaching of the Buddha, is the most profound.
To really function in a relationship, you have to first honor yourself.
That means recognizing that you have everything you’re seeking within you.
Two complete people make a relationship work; two incomplete people create chaos.