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17 Love Lessons From Whitney Houston

Let's take a look at all the priceless love lessons her music gave us on what would have been her 53rd birthday.

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1. Commitment is key.

Song: "I Believe In You and Me"
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Song: "I Believe In You and Me"

2. Make sure you have each other's backs.

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3. Love yourself first.

Song: "The Greatest Love of All"
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Song: "The Greatest Love of All"

4. Feel free to be yourself in your relationship.

Song: "Saving All My Love For You"
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Song: "Saving All My Love For You"

5. Be sure your needs are met.

Song: "You Give Good Love"
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Song: "You Give Good Love"

6. Know that love is enough.

Song: "All The Man That I Need"
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Song: "All The Man That I Need"

7. Be sure about who you are and what you need.

Song: "I Have Nothing"
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Song: "I Have Nothing"

8. Know loving sometimes means walking away.

Song: "I Will Always Love You"
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Song: "I Will Always Love You"

9. Don't let the world take away the love you possess inside.

Song: "Count On Me"
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Song: "Count On Me"

10. Everyone makes mistakes.

Song: "Exhale (Shoop, Shoop)"
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Song: "Exhale (Shoop, Shoop)"

11. Love plays with your emotions.

Song: "So Emotional"
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Song: "So Emotional"

12. Love turns people into homes.

Song: "You'll Never Stand Alone"
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Song: "You'll Never Stand Alone"

13. Real love can change your life.

Song: "You Light Up My Life"
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Song: "You Light Up My Life"

14. When you find the right one, hold on to them.

Song: "My Love"
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Song: "My Love"

15. Sometimes the heartbreak was worth the ride.

Song: "Didn’t We Almost Have It All"
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Song: "Didn’t We Almost Have It All"

16. Love at first sight exists.

Songs: "I’m Your Baby Tonight"
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Songs: "I’m Your Baby Tonight"

17. Love is eternal.

Songs: "My Love Is Your Love"
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Songs: "My Love Is Your Love"

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