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12 Things I've Learned From The Men In My Life

You can't live with them and you can't live without them has rung true, along with these 12 other things I've found out.

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12 Things I've Learned From The Men In My Life
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Men. Where to start? They're in everyone's lives in one way or another; dads, uncles, brothers, friends, crushes, boyfriends, enemies or ex's. I've been blessed of having a man in each of these roles, maybe not the enemy one so much, but I've learned a lot about them. From the unfortunate, yet reoccurring, event of my brother farting in my face, to dealing with an ex and just about everything in between, there isn't a lot that hasn't crossed my path. So here are some things that have stuck with me after dealing with all these dudes! Hope you enjoy!

1. Trust your gut.

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2. They make some of the best friends you'll ever have.

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3. Their actions speak louder than their words.

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4. They feel things more deeply than they let on.

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5. They will let you down.

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6. They never grow up.

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7. They will break your heart.

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8. They are simple. Honestly, it's girls that are more confusing.

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9. They notice more than we give them credit for.

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10. They can make you laugh harder than you ever thought possible.

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11. They will drive you crazy.

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12. When they really love you, it's one of the greatest feelings in the world.

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