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Real Brides Share the Best Marriage Advice From Their Moms

We asked real brides about the best advice they've ever received from their mom, and it's all gold. Cue the happy tears.
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The Knot
Updated May 11, 2018

"The best relationship advice my mom ever gave me is 'give each other the benefit of the doubt.'" —Katy

"Pick a partner who lifts you up, makes you a better person, and challenges you to be the best you can be." —Megan

"Choose your partner because you want to be with them, not because you need to be with them." —Raluca

"My mother told me I had to marry my best friend, so that even if we struggled to like each other when we were angry, we still loved each other and could remember why we chose to be in each other's lives to begin with." —Amanda

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