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The Rules of Love, 3rd Edition by Richard Templar

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RULE 92

If you’re going to be a friend, be a good friend

This is really unfair. We’ve already established that there are no Rules for your friends – you take them as they come. But there are Rules for you. Oh yes. I expect you to be the best friend you can to the people you choose to give your friendship to.

That can be hard work, I’ll warn you now. It means finding time for your friends when they need you even though you’re busy, exhausted, otherwise committed. It means juggling your life to fit your friends in unexpectedly when they hit trouble. Of course there’ll be long periods when they don’t need you, and you don’t need them. Times when you’ll both understand that work and life and kids and whatever else can get in the way, and you hardly ...

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