9 of 11 Love Lessons Every Mother Should Teach Her Daughter
By Jenna Birch
9. Anything you chase after runs.
Teach your daughter not to desperately pursue; love will arrive when it’s ready. “The heart wants what it wants, but it often sabotages itself with impatience,” says Curtis. “Dogs run away when chased, and so do people. Everyone needs room to breathe.” Running after someone who doesn’t want to be caught could damage her dignity — and hurt her chances of finding a partner. Acting prudently, though, can only make her more desirable.