5 Love Lessons Learned from TV Couples

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Love is all around us, especially in the media and on television. Inspired by Valentine’s Day last week, I found myself thinking about my favorite TV couples. Here are some of my favorites, and some of the lessons they’ve taught me about love:

Jack and Rebecca – This is Us

Lesson: Love Isn’t Perfect

Jack and Rebecca have dealt with many tough situations throughout their relationship, including Jack’s alcoholism, losing a baby, and raising triplets. For the most part, they were able to make lemonade out of sour lemons. However, there were times in their relationship when they struggled and even separated for some time. Their relationship shows that even though you can love someone very deeply, life and love are not always perfect and can require a lot of work to maintain them.

April and Andy – Parks and Rec

Lesson: Having Fun in a Relationship is Important

April and Andy’s relationship works so well because they always seem to be having fun together. They have similar senses of humor and bring out the best characteristics of each other. Their happiness, goofiness, and fun are all qualities that we should strive for in a relationship. Love is supposed to be fun!

Nathan and Haley – One Tree Hill

Lesson: Young Love Can Be Real and Long-Lasting

Nathan and Haley were by far the best couple on One Tree Hill, partly because their love for one another was palpable. Despite everything that they went through, they always came back together. Nowadays, it seems that many people tend to judge young love as silly and not real. However, Nathan and Haley show that young love can last always and forever. 

Chuck and Blair – Gossip Girl

Lesson: Fight for Love.

Chuck and Blair’s relationship, while tumultuous, contains lots of lessons. One of the most important lessons to take away from their relationships is the importance of fighting for the person you love. Through all the of the ups and downs of Chuck and Blair’s relationship, they always seemed to fight for one another because they truly wanted to be together. So, as Chuck once said, “In the face of true love, you don’t just give up, even if the object of your affection is begging you to.”

Jim and Pam – The Office

Lesson: Good Relationships Often Start as Friendships and Good Things Come to Those Who Wait

For the first few seasons of the show, Pam was engaged to Roy while she and Jim were just friends. It was this friendship, and Jim’s patience, that allowed them to build the great relationship that every The Office fan dreams of. Because of their friendship, Jim and Pam already knew each other very well and were able to convert this connection into love. In addition to the lesson that some of the best relationships start as friendships, we also learn about the importance of patience in a relationship. Jim waited for Pam because he knew she was worth waiting for. She was the one. His patience brought together one of the best TV couples in TV history.


Which one is your favorite? With so many great TV couples to choose from, it's hard to choose just one. Hopefully, this article has helped you see the many inspiring lessons that we can learn about love from TV relationships. 











About The Author

Hi, I'm Fallon! I'm a sophomore communications and economics double major at Boston College originally from St. Paul, Minnesota. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with friends, catching up on Netflix, and exploring Boston!