If you’re trying to change your partner, you are wasting your time.

You’re also just going to get hurt. So spare yourself the time, effort and pain: don’t bother.

Live and let live. Find someone you are actually compatible with. Believe it or not, there are plenty of people out there: over 7 Billion.

It’s important to remember you can’t change other people. They must want to change and choose to change themselves.

Don’t try to control others. It will backfire eventually.

You can’t “fix” someone. If you started dating a bad boy/girl thinking you could “fix” them, please stop. You’re embarrassing yourself. It’s not going to work and you’ll just get heartbroken. And we could sit here laughing and say, “told ya so”, but we’d rather you not make that stupid mistake (over and over again for a lot of you).

Just keep improving yourself and find a partner who pushes himself or herself to be better too. Or someone who is as complacent and lazy as you. Whatever your speed – there’s someone out there wanting to be on your level. Find him/her.

You can do this. It will get better, I promise.

Maybe you think you don’t deserve better than someone who is broken and hurtful – well, that’s not true. You deserve better. Treat yourself with the love and respect you want and others will do the same.

I’m keeping this short and sweet because it doesn’t need more explanation.

Improve yourself. Don’t try to make others improve. You can show them the way, but they have to walk the path.