Blane Bachelor is an internationally published writer and syndicated advice columnist whose wisdom and wit have helped hundreds of people sort out their matters of the heart. Her column, Ask a Bachelor (www.askabachelor.com), appears weekly in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, The Sunday Paper in Atlanta, and Buzz Entertainment Magazine.
Every week, Blane dishes out advice on issues ranging from bad breakups to cheating spouses to how to decipher those cryptic text messages. Just like her last name, she keeps it real -- in other words, no namby-pamby coddling; just the straight-up truth, along with practical ways you can help yourself. Ask a Bachelor is among the top-read stories in each of the publications in which it appears.
In addition, Blane has written for publications including Marie Claire, Women's Health, Tango Magazine, Business Traveler, Modern Bride, Latin Trade, and several others.
The Reason I Became A Helping Professional
To be honest, I've never really considered myself a "helping professional" until I decided to list my services here. But that's exactly what I've been doing for years -- helping people who write in to my column, and those who read it, with advice on their love dilemmas. So, I figured, why not make it official?
But here's where I differ from many of the other "helping professionals" here: My primary objective is to increase readership for www.askabachelor.com. What that essentially means for you: FREE DATING/RELATIONSHIP COACHING. Yup, FREE.
Here's why (and notice there's no fine print): When you take the time to write into my Ask a Bachelor column (all letters are anonymous and all identifying details are changed), it helps me immensely. In return, you'll get my expert input and some direction on your particular dilemma, whether it's a broken heart or a boyfriend who just can't seem to [take your pick of verbs]. Oh, and did I mention it's FREE? Just send an email detailing your dilemma (try to keep it less than 400 words) to email@example.com.
From there, if you decide you want more help/direction/reality checks, either on the phone, via e-mail, online chats or webcam, we can work out a deal (an affordable one, of course).
So, to finally answer the question, I became an advice columnist/helping professional/straight-up-truth-teller because I like helping people through those tricky matters of the heart, I enjoy making people laugh and I'm damn good at it. (At least, my editors think so.)
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