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The Rules of Love, 2nd Edition by Richard Templar

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RULE 71

Keep talking

If you don’t talk to each other, how will you know what each of you is thinking and feeling? Talking is how we humans transmit these things, and you need to know what is going on in your partner’s head. Otherwise how will you be able to keep track of who they are and what makes them tick? And how will you be able to make them as happy as you should?

When we hit trouble or bad times, we need to talk to get through them. Ask any relationship counsellor and they’ll tell you that without good communication there is no hope. So as soon as you sense trouble, big or small, talk about it. Don’t be belligerent or narky about it. Don’t talk about how your partner should think or feel – that’s their business – just let them know what ...

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