The following sentence is from a text about marriage when to walk away
"Besides the pain you get from the betrayal, knowing when to walk away after infidelity is a lot harder to face. However, decision-making could be easy if you’d think about what’s right for you."
The conditional part of the second sentence "if you'd think ....." seems to have a "would" in contracted form.
I wonder if it is correct to use "would" in the conditional part, as we were taught at school that it should be "if+simple past" to talk about hypotethical situations.
So, I would expect the sentence be formed like this: "...decision-making could be easy if you thought about what’s right for you."
So, is it not a strict rule or is it simply colloquial English?