7 Times 'This Is Us' Reminded Us Not To Settle For Anything Less Than True Love
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NBC's tearjerker drama "This Is Us" has no shortage of cute couple moments. With season three's recent premiere "This Is Us" fans are getting a closer look at how Jack (Milo Ventimiglia) and Rebecca (Mandy Moore) met, where Kate (Chrissy Metz) and Toby's (Chris Sullivan) relationship is headed with their hopeful plans of IVF treatment and how Beth (Susan Kelechi Watson) and Randall's (Sterling K. Brown) relationship is handling the adjustment to beginning the process of formally adopting Deja.

Each couple pulls the heartstrings of America in their own unique, absolutely adorable way—but more importantly, these couples remind us not to settle for dirtbag love.

1. Find someone who looks at you the way Jack looks at Rebecca

The way Jack and Rebecca look at each other is 110 percent relationship goals. I could literally stop here. This is enough of a reminder to not settle for fuckboys. Just look at them looking at each other... brb crying—OMW to eat my feelings.

2. Find someone who will apologize when they're wrong.

Not really sure if that's what's going on here, but odds are Randall is begging for Beth to forgive him for something his type A, overachieving-personality made him do. Randall and Beth are seemingly the most stable yet fun-loving relationship on the show—and a big part of their relationship's stability is their willingness to apologize and forgive.

3. Find someone who supports you the way Kate and Toby support each other 

Toby and Kate have been through so much together. From a weight loss journey to a miscarriage they've really had a lot of struggles, but despite life's obstacles they never stop supporting and loving each other. I mean check out those cuddles.

4. Find someone who will give second chances

Jack and Rebecca's first date was awful. He had $9 to "give his dream girl the night of her life." Which ended in him not being able to afford an umbrella when it started pouring rain and it was a really awkward night all together. If Rebecca didn't give him second chance she would have missed out on the love of her life. So next time you go on a date that's lowkey miserable try giving the guy a second chance—who knows—maybe he'll be your Jack Pearson.

5. Find someone who loves your family, but also has your back

Toby gets long with Kate's family so well, but when it comes to picking sides he's #teamKate all the way. It's important that your S.O. gets along well with your family, but that they also don't forget the importance of having your back even when it comes to your own family.

6. Find someone who supports your interests

Rebecca knew absolutely nothing about football, but she insisted on learning every detail because Jack loved it so much she wanted to understand and appreciate it, too. Football ended up becoming a big part of their lives—with Jack and Rebecca conceiving their kids on the same day the Steelers won the Superbowl. Now if that isn't true love...

7. Find someone who accepts all of your quirks. 

Randall is so quirky, but we all love it. Just look at that wink—and Beth's response is priceless. Don't settle for someone who doesn't appreciate what makes you, YOU. As I always like to say, "take me as I am or watch me as I go."

If you haven't watched "This Is Us" then pop some popcorn and get to binging—I promise you won't regret it.

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To The Girl Who Dreams Of Her Future Career More Than Her Future Children

My career is more important right now and that's OK.
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Keep on rocking, girlfriend.

When I sit down and think of my future, I imagine my boyfriend becoming my husband and us both killing it at life. I imagine a beautiful house sitting on a good bit of property with two Great Danes running around freely. I imagine us living in a Godly home surrounded and doing life with all of our friends and family. I also imagine a 5 a.m. alarm clock going off for me to get to the hospital on time and not having to worry about who is going to keep the kids that day.

Ya see, God did not intend for my sole purpose on this earth as a woman to be to cook, clean, and reproduce. He just didn't. When He made me He said, "There is a little spitfire. She is going to change the world one day."

I pray with my entire heart that I will have a successful career one day, that I will be able to make an impact on someone's life, every single day that I step into my workplace. And yes, I do also pray, Lord-willing, that I will be able to hear the words "Mommy! Come here!" every five seconds of my day. But I do not want that right now. Or any time soon. And I think that is perfectly OK.

Being a Southern woman, this is so not the norm. I am surrounded by young adults and women that all dream about being a mom one day and always say, "Oh my, I want a baby right now!" I have never felt that way, and in some cases, I feel guilty for not. Women strive to be stay-at-home mommas and that is just not me. I strive to have a career. I want to be that sexy working wife my husband comes home to every day.

Now, I do want to be a mommy one day. I want to hold a precious miracle from God and look over at my husband knowing that the angel we are holding will be loved for the rest of its life. But I have goals I want to accomplish first. I think more women need to have dreams they want to aspire to before having to commit to a lifetime (well technically 18 years, but I am older than 18 and my mom still takes care of me) of taking care of another human.

So, to the girl who dreams more of her future career, you keep on doing you, honey. You look college in the eye and you tell it who is boss. Do not give in to what the world around you says is your job as a woman. It is because you ARE a woman that you can do so much. Keep on rocking, girlfriend.

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6 Reasons Sober Weddings Are Better Than Open Bar Receptions, For Anyone Keeping Tabs

Prepare for the party of the century.

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As anyone who has even thought about wedding planning knows, there is one question that plagues the future couple more than anything else—to open bar, or not to open bar?

Open bars are usually highly favored among guests but can leave the bride and groom with a huge financial burden. According to Cost Helper, an open bar tab can cost as much as $90 per guest, not including paying your bartenders and tipping. Yikes!

So, while it may disappoint some of my guests, no, I don't plan on having an open bar. And yes, my reception will still be the party of the decade.

SEE ALSO: If You Don't Have An Open Bar At Your Wedding, Don't Invite Me

1. I'll be saving all of that booze money for my honeymoon.

Instead of dropping literally hundreds of dollars on alcohol for my guests, I'll gladly be saving that money so that I can go to an even better all-inclusive resort with my new hubby. Maybe it's selfish, but a whole week of fun for myself is more important than one night of fun for my guests.

2. You only get one wedding, I don't intend on having drunk people ruin it.

Sure, someone getting a little too tipsy can make for a funny story years down the road, but who's not to say that someone gets way too drunk and ruins the whole day? Unfortunately, when other people drink their actions are out of your control and I would hate for one of my friends to get too drunk and really mess up my one and only big day.

3. Open bars do NOT equal a fun wedding.

Typically when I mention to people that I don't plan on having an open bar reception I get the comment "oh, so you don't want to have a fun wedding?"

Sure, an open bar can be fun, but you can just have much fun without an open bar as well. Trust me, the playlist will still be incredible and everyone is guaranteed to leave more than satisfied.

4. Everyone will be safe on their drive home.

I would never want to experience the guilt of having a loved one pass away the night of my wedding because they drank too much. Call me overly cautious, but not having an open bar is just one more way to make sure that everyone stays safe.

5. This is a wedding, not a club.

We all had our college days and early 20s to explore the party scene. And if that's still your thing when I'm getting married, awesome, but save it for the next weekend. This is a wedding that my entire family will be attending and I'd rather it not turn into an episode of "Jersey Shore."

6. Everyone will be guaranteed to remember my wedding day.

I'm not planning for months, paying thousands of dollars, and buying the most important dress of my life for people not to remember it! Sorry, not sorry.

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