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The Rules of Love, 2nd Edition by Richard Templar

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RULE 58

Treat your partner better than your best friend

This is actually a trick Rule – have you spotted it? If you’ve got a good relationship, your partner already is your best friend, and it would be hard to treat them better than themselves. However, for the sake of argument, let’s say you should treat your partner better than your next best friend.

If your best friend accidentally spilt their drink all over the table, you’d forgive them and quite possibly even laugh about it. Would you do the same if it were your partner? I hope so. I also really hope you’re already skipping on to the next Rule thinking you don’t need to read this one because you’re already doing it. If you’re already a fully paid-up Rules Player, that’s what you should ...

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