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The Rules of Love, 2nd Edition by Richard Templar

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RULE 81

Treat them right, no matter how they treat you

There are some things in life that hurt a lot more than others. When someone you love and who is supposed to love you unconditionally treats you unfairly or lets you down, then that cuts to the core. So if one of your close family is unfair, brusque, partisan, or treats you with a lack of respect or understanding, it’ll really sting.

So what do you do if it happens? Well that’s a real toughie because when you’re hurt, the first gut instinct (like a wild animal) is to lash out or hide away in a cave and lick your wounds for a very long time.

But you’re a Rules Player, not a wild animal, so you won’t do that. Oh no. No matter how hard it is, and boy this can be really really hard, you have ...

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