The Kardashian/Jenner clan is known for not only starring on a dramatic reality show but also having dramatic romantic lives. In the past week or so, the Internet has been buzzing about Khloe Kardashian’s boyfriend Tristan Thompson and Kylie Jenner’s BFF Jordyn Woods. And that’s not even mentioning the on-again, off-again relationship between Kourtney and Scott Disick.
Like many celebrities (especially those starring on reality TV), the Kardashians have some very quotable moments. Fans would expect them to know a thing or two about dating and relationships since so many of them have been married or in serious partnerships. Here are eight Kardashian quotes with relationship advice that actually makes sense.
8Kim: ‘Love Is Great But It’s Not A Fairy Tale’
According to Elite Daily, Kim Kardashian West once said, “I think I’ll always be a hopeless romantic. I believe in love and the dream of having a perfect relationship, but my idea of it has changed. I think I need to not live in a fairy tale like that. I think I maybe need to just snap out of it and be a little more realistic.”
This relationship advice definitely makes sense. Everyone wants to find true love, but we can’t expect our relationship to be great all the time. We also can’t expect our partner to be flawless. Real love means silly arguments and being frustrated for no good reason sometimes.
7Khloe: Spend Quality Time Together
As Glamour quoted Khloe as saying once, “I’ve been in a couple of long-term relationships, and there’s one thing I’ve learned: Never stop dating! That might sound weird, but it’s so important to actually DATE your husband or wife… Go on a hike in the morning before work, or take your partner grocery shopping with you. It’s the time together that’s more important than anything else.”
This couldn’t possibly be truer. It’s easy to live with someone and realize that it’s been a week or two since an actual date night happened. Life can be so busy, but that’s no reason to not spend quality time together.
6Kim: Date Nights At Home Are The Way To Go
Thought Catalog quoted Kim: “The perfect date for me would be staying at home, making a big picnic in bed, eating Wotsits and cookies while watching cable TV.”
This is another piece of relationship advice from Kim that makes tons of sense. Don’t we all dream of date nights spent at home? Who wants to put on actual clothes, leave the house, and deal with the outside world? That would be no one. Couples who have been together for a long time love nothing more than to stay in, get cozy, and order in takeout. It’s truly the best. And even a star like Kim K is totally into it.
5Kourtney: Both Partners Should Become Better People
Back in 2012, Kourtney Kardashian told Oprah about her relationship with Scott, “I’m not saying that we’re perfect. We go to therapy, which I think helps us a lot. I think we’re always working to better ourselves, which I think a lot of people can do.”
People who fall in love often say that they have become a better version of themselves, and that’s definitely something to strive for. If someone is less happy or fulfilled once they’re in a relationship, then it seems like something must be off. Kourtney’s quote about relationships is logical because while things didn’t work out between her and Scott, she brought up a good point: both partners should work on themselves and make sure they’re being kind and caring to one another (and everyone else around them, too).
4Kendall: Old-School Conversations Over Dating Apps
In an interview for Elle, Kendall Jenner said she’s not down with dating apps. She said, “I have never, and I probably would never. I’m the old-fashioned type. Let’s meet and have a real conversation. Texting is very modern, but that’s as far as I go. And I want to meet you first.”
This is not only amazing relationship advice but also something that so many people can relate to. These days, it seems common to meet through apps, but meeting in person and talking is the best way to measure compatibility. Since communication is so key to a good relationship, making sure that we can talk properly to someone seems like the most important thing at the beginning.
3Kim: Don’t Lose Who You Are In A Relationship
Thought Catalog quoted Kim talking about how she has changed over the years: “I used to be so dependent on the guys I was in a relationship with. I don’t know why, because I wasn’t raised that way. If I looked at myself at 19, I would shake myself and be like, ‘Wake up; you are way too smart for this.'”
Saying that Kim is speaking the truth here would be a huge understatement. Every young person has made the mistake of throwing everything that they have into a relationship and thinking that person will save them and make their entire life shiny and amazing. But we still need to take care of ourselves and make sure that we’re doing the things that we love, even if we’ve found our person.
2Kim: Your Partner Needs To Love You As You Are
“It’s fun to have a partner who understands your life and lets you be you,” Kim once said, according to Thought Catalog.
Kim K is at again with the best relationship advice ever. The worst thing that we can do is change ourselves when we get into a relationship because we want the other person to approve of us. We definitely want our partner to love us for who we are and appreciate our personality. That’s truly the only way to be sure that it’s actually love. And, yes, Kim is right that “it’s fun.” Being in a happy (and healthy) relationship is the best time that there is.
1Khloe: Your Relationship Should Only Be Positive
According to Elite Daily, after news broke about Tristan Thompson recently, Khloe Kardashian posted a passage on her social media with what turned out to be really logical relationship advice. Khloe posted, “Relationships should help you, not hurt you.”
And that’s yet another amazing, logical piece of relationship advice from a Kardashian. Since Khloe is currently going through a tough time in her love life, she definitely knows what she’s talking about. If someone says that they’re going to love us, they should treat us with respect and compassion instead of making us miserable. Here’s to finding someone like that… and fingers crossed that Khloe finds her soulmate, too.