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The Rules of Love, 3rd Edition by Richard Templar

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RULE 102

Bitterness helps no one

So your friend has drifted away from you. Or maybe they chose to distance themselves from you. I’ve known friends do this for all sorts of reasons, from being unable to cope with their envy of your life, to resenting some way you’ve behaved that you may feel was perfectly acceptable (or maybe deep down you don’t). Or it may be nothing to do with you at all – it’s possible they needed to move on from a period in their life that was painful and they just had to make a clean break.

What are you going to do? You could resent them dumping you as a friend, however gently they may have done it. There you were, doing your best to be a good friend to them and they’ve turned their back on you. Even if they just stopped ...

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