Rule a principle or regulation governing conduct, action, procedure, arrangement, etc; the customary or normal circumstance, occurrence, manner, practice, quality, etc.

Exception an instance or case not conforming to the general rule.

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As a general rule, if a woman earns more than her man, she is out of her lane of nurturer and in his lane of provider.

Pushed out of this position in the relationship, he is more likely to cheat in order to regain his manhood.

Men who do not conform to this rule are exceptions.

The odds are against a woman having a successful relationship by dating or marrying down.

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