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The Rules of Love, 2nd Edition by Richard Templar

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RULE 24

Be honourable

If you’re reading in order, you’ve passed Rule 20, so you’re already being nice. I’m sure you were anyway. So what’s this about? It’s a nice old-fashioned Rule for you, all about being the kind of person your partner can be proud of. Not only towards them but towards the rest of the world as well.

If you want your partner to hold their head high whenever they’re out with you, to feel proud of you, you need to make sure that you always act with:

  • integrity
  • honesty
  • compassion
  • thoughtfulness
  • kindness.

Whether you’re dealing with a difficult colleague or a beggar on the street, your child’s school teacher or your in-laws, you need to make sure that you always act in a way that needs no justification. Of course this is easy ...

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