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The Rules of Love, 2nd Edition by Richard Templar

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RULE 100

Friendships change

I recently heard from an old school friend of mine whom I hadn’t seen for about 25 years. We’d been best friends at one time. It was fantastic to hear from him and we met up and picked up just where we’d left off. Really good friends are like that. You can always carry on where you left off. And sometimes you leave off for quite a long time. And that’s OK.

The fact is that our lives change so much that it’s inevitable our friends will. When you look back over your life – school, college, that first job, the places you used to live – there are all sorts of friends whom you were close to then but now have little or no contact with. It happens to all of us. I lost a lot of school friends because I left at 16. While ...

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