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5 things Taylor Swift teaches us about falling ridiculously in love

Love lessons from one of the world's most popular music artists. Here are a few things Taylor Swift's songs teach about relationships.
Katelyn Carmen, FamilyShare Modified: August 19, 2014 at 9:46 pm •  Published: August 20, 2014
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Yesterday, Taylor Swift released her new single, "Shake It Off," which has a noticeably different sound than her normal country pop.

Swift's success has come largely from her ability to translate her relationships with previous boyfriends into catchy, well-beloved songs. (Unfortunately, not always positively for men like Harry Styles and John Mayer.)

From her debut in 2006, Swift has taught the world many lessons about falling ridiculously in love -- both the good and the bad. Here are just a few:

Love Story

"Romeo save me, they're trying to tell me how to feel. This love is difficult, but it's real. Don't be afraid, we'll make it out of this mess. It's a love story baby just say yes."

Just because something is difficult, doesn't mean that it is wrong. Relationships take both time and hard work.

When you enter into a relationship, everyone has their opinions about whether it is right or wrong. Remember: Nobody can force you to feel or do anything -- it is up to you to decide.

It's important to listen to the opinions of your friends and family, but ultimately, you need to be wise enough to make the decision for yourself and act in faith to make it work or to let it go.

You Belong With Me

"I'm listening to the kind of music she doesn't like. And she'll never know your story like I do. But she wears short skirts I wear t-shirts She's cheer captain And I'm on the bleachers Dreaming about the day when you wake up and find That what you're looking for has been here the whole time."

If you love someone for their looks and popularity, then you're in trouble. Those things fade quickly.

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