It's time now for the 25th Carnival of Dating Advice - our last.
In our final carnival here - wrapping up one full year after we got started - we have a grab bag of solid articles, focused primarily on having great relationships and avoiding the bad ones, but also on getting over a breakup, and dealing with self-doubt.
So dive in, friends, and get ready for a nice sendoff of the
Without further ado, your articles...
Don from How You Can Find
Love presents "13
Relationship “Deal Breakers” to Watch Out For," listing out signs
of a probable problem relationship you can (mostly) spot from a mile
away, ranging from not knowing how to forgive to being underwater on
debt. Bonus points awarded for using the word 'agro' in an article on
dating. Don says about the article, "Everyone
has flaws about themselves. We have to determine what flaws we consider
to be deal breakers and what flaws are not."
Hailing from The Confident
Man Project, Graham Stoney sends us "How to Overcome
Self-Doubt." In this article, he lays out a series of practical
steps to get you moving again in the face of uncertainty and hesitancy,
saying, "To overcome self-doubt
understand that it's normal, do what's important to you, break your
challenges down, take the next step and deal with uncertainty."
Jana Moreno from Wisdom-Ink Magazine writes about "Two Reasons Why Relationships Fall Apart," giving two very succinct and matter-of-fact reasons for this. Jana says, "In this article, we discuss how often it is ourselves that screws up a relationship and not the other person (as we lead ourselves to believe). Here we delve into the two main reasons why relationships fall apart."
Erik Matlock of Becoming
a Better Man shares "Responsibilities
and Benefits," an allegorical piece about the man's side of things
in maintaining a healthy marriage. I really enjoyed this one; it
contains a message you don't hear quite often enough. Erik has this to
say: "Thought you might like a
slightly different perspective in there. I have been married 23 years.
20 sucked for her, 3 were hell for me. We are great now. Even 2 years
after seeing divorce papers."
For the Ladies
Tipsy Writer's Tipsy submits "How to Deal with a Heartbreak Without Having Your Soul Crushed in the Process," a part-serious, part-whimsical write up on dealing with the trauma of a break up (that sounds exactly like what all my exes have done immediately following our separations). Tipsy writes, "An entertaining take on how to deal with heartbreak without getting your soul crushed - a good read for both those going through a heartbreak & those who are not."
Sulagna Dasgupta of Love in
India sends in "9 Rules to
Deal with a Cheating Boyfriend," a measured piece that balances
having your facts straight and letting him say his piece with not
rushing back into things too impulsively and giving yourself time to
figure out what it is you want with the relationship. Sulagna says, "Your worst fears have come true. You've
come to know that your boyfriend is cheating. Now what? This article
gives you 9 clear steps to deal with it in the healthiest possible way."
... and that wraps us up for the twenty-fifth edition of the Carnival of Dating Advice.
Hope you found these articles fun and useful. Just because we've closed up shop on the carnival, however, doesn't mean no more great articles - all these sites and the ones from past carnivals are still out there, still publishing new material, and you can visit them any time...
... for more great stuff from around the Internet.