Rules of Love A Personal Code for Happier, More Fulfilling Relationships

ISBN-10: 0137149964

ISBN-13: 9780137149964

Edition: 2009

Authors: Richard Templar
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Description: Love matters. Whether it's the romantic kind or the emotional bond between you and family or friends. Indeed latest research suggests that those who love and are loved are significantly more likely to be alive in 10 years time than those without love in their lives. Love makes us happy, and the happier we are, the longer it seems we tend to live. So, why is it that some people find relationships so easy? We all know the kind of person, married forever, connected with their family, and strong friendships that have stood the test of time from all stages of life. The people who make friends easily, who have someone utterly devoted to them and for whom many would do anything. What do they know and do that the rest of us could learn from? That's what you'll find in this book. If you study people who are so good at relationships you discover it's not about their personality or gender or how self sacrificing they are. Those who are great in all relationships usually do have to work at it. The secret is that they know exactly where to put their efforts. They know theRules of Love. In this book these Rules are revealed, so you too can benefit from the simple principles of forming and sustaining strong, enduring and ultimately, life enhancing relationships.

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Book details

List price: $18.99
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: FT Press
Publication date: 12/1/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.50" long x 0.72" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Richard Templar specialises in taking a common sense approach to obvious subjects and making the commonplace seem revelatory. He lives a semi-virtual existence in rural Devon.

Introduction
Rules for Finding Love
Be Yourself
Get Over It Before You Get on with It
You Won't Be Happy with a Partner Until You Can Be Happy on Your Own
You'll Know Them When You Meet Them
Choose Someone Who Makes You Laugh
Being Less than a Hundred Percent Attractive Is a Great Filter
Don't Keep Making the Same Mistakes
Certain People Are Off Limits (You Know Who They Are)
You Can't Change People
Relationships Aren't About Sex
You Should Know Someone Through All the Seasons Before You Make Any Major Decisions
Don't Stay with Someone Who Doesn't Care
If You Can't Trust Them, You Haven't Got a Relationship
Be Honest (While You Still Have the Chance)
Don't Play Games
Don't Paint New Partners with Old Brushes
Make Sure You Both Have the Same Shared Goals
You Can't Make Someone Love You
Be Cruel to Be Kind
Rules of Relationships
Be Nice
Be Together Because You Want to, Not Because You Need To
Allow Your Partner the Space to Be Themselves
Look to Your Own Faults
Be Honorable
Put Each Other First
Recognize the Signs
Be a Hero--or a Heroine
Accept the Differences, Embrace What You Have in Common
Houston, We Have a Problem
You Want to Do What?
Let Not the Sun Go Down Upon Your Wrath
Be the First to Say Sorry
Don't Belittle Your Partner
Don't Put Them on a Pedestal and Expect Them to Stay There
Don't Dump Responsibility on Your Partner
Never Stop Trying to Be Attractive
If You Can Say Anything Nice, Do
Don't Try to Be Their Parent
Don't Be a Nag
If Little Things Annoy You, Say So--with Humor
Go that Extra Step in Trying to Please Them
Make Sure Your Partner Is Always Pleased to See You
Know When to Listen and When to Act
Let Them Know If You Don't Like Their Friends
Jealousy Is Your Stuff, Not Theirs
Your Partner Is More Important than Your Kids
Make Time for Romance
Have a Passion for Your Life Together
Share the Workload
Trust the Other One to Do the Job
Be Part of Their Life
Make Sure Your Love Making Is Making Love
Don't Control Them
Listen to What They're Not Saying
Most Everyday Arguments Are About Something Else
Respect Privacy
Treat Your Partner Better than Your Best Friend
Don't Be Offended If They Want Some Space
Men Like Flowers, Too
Keep Your Finances Separate
Contentment Is a High Aim
Be Generous to Each Other Financially
You Make a Choice Every Day
Don't' Be a Martyr
You Don't Both Have to Have the Same Rules
Put Yourself in Their Shoes
In-Laws Are Part of the Package
Keep Talking
Rules of Parting
Listen to Your Own Internal Voice
Recognize That It Takes Two
eep the Moral High Ground
Don't Keep Reliving It Over and Over
Leave the Kids Out of It
Rules for Family
Don't Blame Your Parents
Don't Let Your Parents Control Your Feelings
Your Children Come Before You
Nothing Is Worth Falling Out Over
Treat Them the Way You Believe Is Right, No Matter How They Treat You
Don't Pressure Your Family Just Because You Can
Never Be Too Busy for Loved Ones
Your Children Need to Fall Out with You to Leave Home
They Don't Have to Be the Same as You
There's Always Stuff with Siblings
Let Go of Your Role
ules of Friendship
There Are No Rules
Your Best Friend Was Once a Stranger
Only Have People in Your Life Who Make It Better, Not Worse
If You're Going to Be a Friend, Be a Good Friend
Never Give Advice
Find Friends Who Love the Truth
Never Lend Money Unless You're Prepared to Write It Off
If You Don't Like Their Partner, Tough
When One Finger Points Forward, Three Point Back
Friendships Change
Know When to Let Go
Bitterness Helps No One
Rules for Everyone
Guilt Is a Selfish Emotion
Love Equals Time
The More You Give, the More You Get Back
Other People Are Where It's At
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