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My wife and me had bad times but as a rule/on the whole, we´re quite happy.
Can I employ these expressions interchangeably in this case? Is there a difference between them?
My wife and I have had bad times but as a rule/on the whole, we´re quite happy.
You can use them interchangeably in this sentence.
They have a difference:
"As a rule" = generally
"On the whole" = all things considered