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The Rules of Love, 2nd Edition by Richard Templar

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RULE 64

You make a choice every day

How did you feel when you woke up this morning? Happy, I hope, and ready to face another exciting day. And how did you feel about your relationship? Happy too I assume, as you’re still there, still doing it.* You can get out any time you like you know. If you’re not happy you can just go.

Yes I know there may be a stigma attached, or you’re worried about the kids, or you’ve nowhere else to be, or your parents would be horrified. But that doesn’t mean you can’t leave. Those may all be reasons to choose to stay, but that’s what it is – a choice.

Every single day, you’re choosing to be in this relationship. And if things are wrong, you’re choosing not to fix them or choosing to stay despite the fact they can’t ...

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