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The Rules of Love, 2nd Edition by Richard Templar

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RULE 23

Look to your own faults

Is your partner perfect, then? Mine isn’t.* I bet yours has got lots of flaws. Do they snore? Are they really messy – or neurotically tidy? Do they talk too much? Got a bit of a short fuse? Are they a hopeless cook? Or is it really hard to get them off their backside to go anywhere? Do they always interrupt when you’re talking, or spend too much time at work?

That’s partners for you. They always have their share of faults. You just have to live with it I guess. I know, I know. You’ve tried talking to them about it, explained how difficult it is to live with, asked them to do something about it. Maybe they’ve tried, but they’re obviously not trying hard enough. Or maybe they did for a while and now they’ve slipped ...

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