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To All The Older Adults Out There, What Relationship Lessons Do You Know Now That Would've Saved Your Younger Self A Lot Of Heartache?

We want to hear all about the relationship knowledge that could've helped your younger self.

Sometimes, the greatest lessons in life take time to learn, and that includes lessons in love.

To all the older adults out there, we want to know the important relationship knowledge you've gained over the years that could've benefited you in your youth.

A couple smiles while hanging out in the city

Maybe it took you a while to realize that a breakup isn't necessarily a bad thing, and if you and your significant other aren't compatible, separating only gets you one step closer to finding the right person.

Two women argue at home

Or it might be that you used to give way too much of yourself in past relationships, but you're now aware that you have to ensure your cup is full before offering anything to a partner.

A man meditates in a group class

Perhaps you went out with people who gave you butterflies and excitement when you were younger, but those unions fizzled out because they focused on infatuation. You've since discovered that dating someone who makes you feel at ease is the best bet in love.

A couple cuddles on their couch

Older adults, what are the relationship lessons you wish you knew sooner? Tell us in the comments below, or feel free to share via this Google form if you prefer to remain anonymous. Your response may be featured in a future BuzzFeed Community post!