8 Life Lessons Tori Spelling Can Learn from Donna Martin

Tori Spelling Can Learn A Lot From Donna Martin
Tori Spelling and Donna Martin
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01/29/2014 AT 02:00 PM EST

As rumors swirl about the state of Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott's marriage, a "heartbroken" Spelling may seek out guidance on how to stand strong in a hurricane of speculation.

Luckily, she doesn't need to look any further than her past for wisdom on how to handle an uncertain future.

As Donna Martin on Beverly Hills, 90210, Spelling regularly doled out sweet, smart and savvy advice that helped guide her friends down the right path. She didn't shy away from making a statement and doling out the tough love when necessary.

Now, as McDermott enters rehab and Spelling focuses on caring for their four children – Liam, 6½, Stella, 5½, Hattie, 2, and Finn, 15 months – the actress, author and reality star may want to look back at some of the valuable lessons Donna demonstrated over the years.

1. Be Strong:

2. Never Settle:

3. Don't Be Afraid to Make Your Feelings Known:

4. Never Underestimate the Power of Good Friends:

5. Be Firm in Your Convictions:

6. Stand Up for Yourself:

7. Love Is Worth Waiting for:

Remember, if none of the above works, you should definitely (always!) invite Color Me Badd to the Peach Pit to cheer yourself up:

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