Best Relationship Advice From Country Music
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By Brienne Walsh
Whether you're falling in love or out of love, breaking up with someone or having your heart broken, there's nothing like the wisdom of country music to help guide you. In honor of the Country Music Awards on Nov. 5, we've rounded up the best relationship advice from our favorite cowboys and crooners.
"Can't Control the Wind"2 of 11
Skaggs' lyrics are a good metaphor for accepting things, but not being passive. Put another way: You can't control what happens to you, but you can control how you react to it.
"To Whom It May Concern"3 of 11
Still waiting on Mr. Right? You'll identify with this 2011 song about the soul mate you have yet to meet.
"How Can I Help You Say Goodbye"4 of 11
While this song may be about losing a parent, its wisdom about life changing (whether you want it to or not) applies to losing anyone you love.
"The Bug"5 of 11
Nothing like a bug-and-windshield metaphor to help you understand the ups and downs of love.
"Forgiving You Was Easy"6 of 11
Trying to get over an ex? Take it from Shotgun Willie, who sings about how hard it is to move on in his rueful 1985 hit.
"A Thing Called Love"7 of 11
The Man in Black may have had an outlaw image, but he was obviously a romantic at heart.
"Your Cheatin' Heart"8 of 11
This chart-topping country standard should be the anthem for anyone who's thinking of straying.
"This Time"9 of 11
Another sensitive outlaw, Jennings' 1974 tune is about love's second chances. But hell if there's gonna be a third.
"Love Can Build a Bridge"10 of 11
Released by the mother-daughter duo in 1990, the song is a sweet and simple reminder about how to love.
"Stand By Your Man"11 of 11
Tammy Wynette's signature song may have been derided by feminists, but as the singer has said the lyrics are about the work it takes to love a man. Our advice? If you don't want to do that work, then he's probably the wrong man.
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