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The Rules of Love, 2nd Edition by Richard Templar

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RULE 57

Respect privacy

So your partner is keeping things from you? Well, that’s their prerogative. Are you quite sure you’ve told them absolutely everything? Is there nothing you wouldn’t rather keep to yourself? Of course there is. We all have things we’re embarrassed or ashamed or uncomfortable or inhibited, or just plain private about. And your partner is no different.

Is it that you don’t trust them? Aha – in that case you have a problem. But the problem is nothing to do with what they’re not telling you. The problem is one of trust, or lack of it. Best go and read Rules 13 and 46.

Oh, you do trust them? Good. Then what’s your problem? Listen, your partner has every right to privacy. As do you. Just because they love you and want to share ...

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