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The Rules of Love, 2nd Edition by Richard Templar

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RULE 44

Don’t dump responsibility on your partner

Sometimes in life we mess up. And sometimes when that happens, what we really, really want is a scapegoat. And who better than our partner? After all, they’re right there, and they probably had some knowledge of, or involvement in, whatever it was that got messed up. They’re the obvious person to blame. All you have to do is round on them and say, ‘Why on earth didn’t you pack the camera?’ There. That feels better. Just dump all the responsibility on them.

Hello …? Just because you’re in a relationship, it doesn’t stop you being an independent person capable of packing a camera – or at least checking before you leave home that someone else has packed it. If you were still single, you’d have ...

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