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The Rules of Love, 3rd Edition by Richard Templar

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RULE 41

Be part of their life

I know a couple (well, I knew a couple – they’re not a couple any more) who did everything separately. They occasionally socialized together, but they also had lots of separate friends. He gave up his job to train for a new career, and the training took him away from home a couple of weekends a month. Whenever he was home, she would be away working while he looked after the kids. They hardly saw each other. He didn’t talk about his training course to her, so she didn’t really know what was going on in a large part of his life. Meanwhile he wouldn’t have anything to do with her family because he didn’t get on with them, and he didn’t have time anyway.

Well, you know what happened. She had problems with a family illness ...

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