She needs them all to lead a happy life and continue to feel fulfilled — whether or not the relationship lasts. If you don't teach this, who will? They are ours to enjoy, explore, and feel experiences fully. So when her body begins to change, remind her that she deserves safe, pleasurable experiences when she's ready. Remaining perceptive can save her heartache. If the guy she's interested in says he isn't looking for a girlfriend, tell her to believe him. If he snaps at his mother, she should take note.
Often, people show and tell everything you need to know. Remind her not to trick herself into believing she knows "what he really means" instead. Mothers must teach their daughters true love is about affection, selflessness, and generosity. If those qualities aren't there, neither should she be. Sometimes relationships look right on the surface, but feel wrong deep down. Maybe she's not getting out of it what she's putting in, or she simply feels something's missing. Tell her to understand her wants and convey them, so she can fix issues or move on. Your daughter will never need your advice, and shoulder, more than when she's brokenhearted.
Remind her that it's okay to feel pain, but a breakup can be a lesson in itself. She will learn what she's willing to accept, what she really needs, and when and how to let go. Teach your daughter not to desperately pursue; love will arrive when it's ready. Everyone needs room to breathe.
Acting prudently, though, can only make her more desirable. Don't administer litmus tests as measures of a person's love. Mostly it was hot chocolate she made, warming the milk in a saucepan on the stove before mixing it. Occasionally she made Bovril or Ovaltine. It was pleasant to take a hot drink up to her room and have it beside her as she sat in her silent room reading in the empty house in the afternoons. The books transported her into new worlds and introduced her to amazing people who lived exciting lives. She went on olden-day sailing ships with Joseph Conrad.
She travelled all over the world while sitting in her little room in an English village.
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