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The Rules of Love

The Rules of Love

  • Richard Templar
  • Author: Richard Templar
    • ISBN:9789352862337
    • 10 Digit ISBN:9352862333
    • Price:Rs. 279.00
    • Pages:280
    • Imprint:Pearson Education
    • Binding:Paperback
    • Status:Available

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    ?Strong, loving relationships are what life is all about. And some people are really good at them. They find a partner who makes them happy and they know instinctively how to handle tricky times while keeping things fresh and rewarding.  They have partnerships that stand the test of time and they make it look effortless. Is there something these people know that we don't? Is it something we can all benefit from? The answer is a resounding yes. They know the Rules of love.These Rules are the guiding principles that will help you form strong and enduring relationships, and support you when things aren't going the way that you wanted them to. In this new edition, Richard Templar has added 10 brand new Rules to help make your relationships even more rewarding. You'll feel the benefits, and so will everybody around you.


    Table of Content

    Rules for finding love
    1 Be yourself
    2 Get over it before you get on with it
    3 You won't be happy with a partner until you can be happy on your own
    4 You'll know them when you meet them
    5 Choose someone who makes you laugh
    6 Being less than a hundred per cent attractive is a great filter
    7 Don't keep making the same mistakes
    8 Certain people are off limits (you know who they are)
    9 You can't change people
    10 Relationships aren't about sex
    11 Get to know someone through all the seasons before making any major decisions
    12 Don't stay with someone who doesn't care
    13 If you can't trust them, you haven't got a relationship
    14 Be honest (while you still have the chance)
    15 Don't play games
    16 Don't tar new partners with old brushes
    17 Check you both have the same shared goals
    18 Create the power balance you both want
    19 You can't make someone love you
    20 Be cruel to be kind
    Relationship Rules
    21 Be nice
    22 Be together because you want to, not because you need to
    23 Allow your partner the space to be themselves
    24 Look to your own faults
    25 Be honourable
    26 Put each other first
    27 Recognize the signs
    28 Be a hero - or a heroine
    29 Accept the differences, embrace what you have in common
    30 Don't belittle your partner
    31 You want to do what?
    32 Let not the sun go down upon your wrath
    33 Be the first to say sorry
    34 Let them have the last word
    35 Houston, we have a problem
    36 Don't put them on a pedestal and expect them to stay there
    37 Know when to listen and when to act
    38 Never stop trying to be attractive
    39 If you can say something nice, do
    40 Don't try to be their parent
    41 Be part of their life
    42 If little things annoy you, say so - with humour
    43 Go that extra step in trying to please them
    44 Make sure your partner is always pleased to see you
    45 Don't dump responsibility on your partner
    46 Let them know if you don't like their friends
    47 Jealousy is your stuff, not theirs
    48 Your partner is more important than your kids
    49 Make time for romance
    50 Have a passion for your life together
    51 Share the workload
    52 Trust the other one to do the job
    53 Don't be a nag
    54 Make sure your love making is making love
    55 Don't control them
    56 Listen to what they're not saying
    57 Most everyday arguments are about something else
    58 Respect privacy
    59 Treat your partner better than your best friend
    60 Don't be offended if they want some space
    61 Men like flowers too
    62 Keep your finances separate
    63 Contentment is a high aim
    64 Be generous to each other financially
    65 You make a choice every day
    66 Don't be a martyr
    67 Stop sniping - someone has to
    68 You don't both have to have the same rules
    69 Do it their way if it matters more to them
    70 Put yourself in their shoes
    71 In-laws are part of the package
    72 Keep talking
     Family Rules
    73 Don't blame your parents
    74 Don't let your parents control your feelings
    75 Your children come before you
    76 Nothing is worth falling out over
    77 Don't shout at the people you love
    78 Treat them right, no matter how they treat you
    79 There are no circumstances in which it is ever acceptable to say ';I told you so'
    80 Don't pressurize your family just because you can
    81 Never be too busy for loved ones
    82 Make the effort
    83 Your children need to fall out with you to leave home
    84 They don't have to be the same as you
    85 Accept people's flaws
    86 There's always stuff with siblings
    87 Let go of your role
    88 What will be left of you?
    Friendship Rules
    89 There are no rules
    90 Your best friend was once a stranger
    91 Only have people in your life who, on balance, make it better not worse
    92 If you're going to be a friend, be a good friend
    93 Forgive
    94 Never give advice
    95 Don't make other people uncomfortable
    96 Find friends who love the truth
    97 Never lend money unless you're prepared to write it off
    98 If you don't like their partner, tough
    99 When one finger points forwards, three point back
    100 Friendships change
    101 Know when to let go
    102 Bitterness helps no one
    Rules for everyone
    103 People are more important than things
    104 Guilt is a selfish emotion
    105 Love equals time
    106 The more you put out, the more you get back
    107 Other people are where it's at

    Salient Features

    "The Rules of parting
    1 Listen to your own internal voice
    2 Recognize that it takes two
    3 It doesn't have to be anyone's fault
    4 Keep the moral high ground
    5 Don't keep raking it over
    6 Leave the kids out of it
    7 Remember they're not a monster
    8 Identify your own mistakes
    9 Choose friends you can trust
    10 There is life beyond parting