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The Rules of Love, 2nd Edition by Richard Templar

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RULE 49

Have a passion for your life together

Think about a few of your friends who are couples. Not ones who have just got together, but couples who have been together a few years. Which ones do you think are still passionate about being together? In my experience the answer to this is not nearly as many as it should be. I know so many couples, especially once children arrive on the scene, who lose the passion they once had. They start to take each other for granted, regard each other as a comfortable piece of furniture, someone to sound off at if they’re fed up or chat to if they’re bored.

Well that’s not enough. If that’s how you treat your partner, that’s what you’ll get. A comfortable piece of furniture you can rub along with most of the ...

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