I was doing a bit of blog surfing last night when I ran across a post worth sharing with you Faithful Readers. Romance novelist Teresa Medeiros is a contributor to a blog called Squawk Radio. Yesterday she posted a list of relationship tips entitled A Romance Writer's Guide to a Happy Marriage.
This is not a description of the "perfect" relationship you might expect to see in a romance novel. Instead, Teresa draws upon her 22-year marriage to distill a few gems of her own personal wisdom. These fit right in with the commonsense principles I try to use in the Dismaying Stories. Titles for the 10 tips in her list include "Practice the 3 C's--caring, commitment, compromise" and "Never stop dating." She backs up these titles with brief, punchy descriptions of the points she is trying to make.
I would be interested to hear your feedback on Teresa's advice. At the end of her post she asks what is the best (and worst) relationship advice you ever received, which would also be fun to hear about.
Finally, if you haven't already done so, don't forget to check out this week's Ask the Faithful Readers question. The topic for this week is about separate versus shared bank accounts, and several readers have already contributed their opinions to the lively discussion. I will post my favorite response on Saturday with a link to the winner's blog.
Have a great Thursday, everyone!