WOMEN
04/11/2013 05:36 pm ET | Updated Apr 11, 2013

Claire Danes Can Explain Everything You Need To Know About Love (GIFs)

On April 12th, Claire Danes turns 34 years old. (We're surprised too, Claire.)
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And since the "My So Called Life"/"Romeo + Juliet"/"Homeland" star is one year older and wiser, we thought we'd give her a platform to share some of her insights on love with you.
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Beginning to fall in love makes you feel sort of like...
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Especially if you find someone who can kiss like this.

And this.

And this.
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Let yourself enjoy love while it lasts.
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But when a relationship stops being good, you need to know when to give up...

And be by yourself for awhile.

At least until you stop feeling like this...
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And start feeling like this.
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Basically, just be yourself -- and own it.
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And kick this thought to the curb once and for all.
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Because love doesn't need to come from just one person or from a romantic partner.
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And if you remember that, with or without a significant other, you'll end up loving yourself. And what's better than that?

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