HOT TOPICS: Editorial Requests For Articles

Here Are Your Hot Topics for November 22, 2022

Email with questions or to 'reserve' your headline.

(Articles with a strike-through have been reserved by an expert. TK = "any number to come")

Please stick to these headlines, so we can find them in the system once you've written them!

1. What To Do When Your Soulmate Doesn't Love You Back

--OR-- What It Means When Your Soulmate Doesn't Love You Back

2. The Best Way To Function Through 'Cumulative Grief'

(when you experience many losses or major life changes in a row)

3. TK Oddly Effective Psychological Tricks To Help You Win Any Argument (& TK That You Should Never Use)

4. How To Love From Your Soul — To Keep Your Soulmate Close

5. The 3 Strict Rules To Have In Your Marriage That Just Make Life Better (there's a TikTok)


Reminder: Please email to reserve & discuss your headline. Thanks! 


Here are a few past ideas that are still available: 

- TK Types Of Abusive Partners & What Their Behavior Does To Their Victims

- TK Little Agreements Couples Make That Create Blissful Marriages 

- The Small (But Very Telling!) Things That Change After One Year As A Couple -- And What They Mean For Your Future

These can be both good and bad!

- TK Times It's OK To Let A Life-Long Dream Fade (& How To Let It Go)

- What To Do When You're In Love With Two Men At The Same Time

(for this article, ethical non-monogamy should be one of the points among others - ask the editors for insight if needed)

- The Sneaky Trap Too Many Couples Fall Into That Almost Guarantees Divorce

(please make this article focused on assuming you know what your partner is feeling & how we ask about each other's feelings)


A Few Important Reminders:

  • Please EMAIL HOT TOPICS EDITOR and let us know that you are starting an article from the list above. 
  • AND DON'T FORGET, all Hot Topic articles are exclusive to YourTango. That means it cannot appear anywhere else online and can only be reprinted with explicit permission from our editorial team.
  • Our editorial team will edit your article ONLY AFTER you have saved and submitted the article.
  •  Please be sure to focus on the headline and keep your article focused upon that. 
  •  Keep your article clear and well-organized to guarantee optimum performance! 

    To participate with other ideas:
  1. If you are pitching your idea, please use this form to send us your original pitch for consideration.
  2. Once we receive your form, we will respond to you within 48 business hour with notes about how to best proceed with your article.
  3. If the keyword or article title below are crossed off, we are no longer looking for submissions on those topics. Please choose from one of the remaining items or pitch us your original idea instead.

Remember, please send your pitch using this form to receive approval and support! 

Editorial notes to make the most of your articles:

  1. All pitches other than the ideas listed above must be sent in using our pitch form. You can find it here.
  2. Stick to the headline so that we can easily identify the post as a Hot Topic. If the title has too many characters for you to save, just add as much as you can and we'll take care of it as soon as we receive the completed article from you via email (see below).
  3. Your article must be a minimum of 500 words.
  4. When you publish your article, write HOT TOPICS in the "notes to the editor" section and publish as you normally do.

If your Hot Topic is chosen to be edited and promoted by the editorial team, you will be notified with suggestions to share it far and wide so everyone can find it/read it. Edits are limited to content, typos, SEO help, image changes, and clarity.

If your article requires major edits, or if multiple Experts select the same Hot Topic, we may not promote yours due to time constraints.

Don't worry, though!

If we receive multiple amazing submissions, we will do our best to publish both. In these instances, the first submission received will be edited with the original Hot Topics headline, and the additional submissions will be held slightly and given a modified headline in order to avoid publishing two articles that would essentially compete with each other.


Here's a look at a Hot Topic success from the past!

The One Sign I See In My Practice That Indicates A Marriage Is Going To Last by Expert Jean Walters: 275,000 pageviews

5 Little Ways Men Wish They Could be Loved — Every Single Day by Mitzi Bockmann: 180,000 pageviews


Remember to bring questions/requests/inquires to Weekly Experts Coaching each Thursday at 12:30 p.m. EST. You're also welcome to email Jacqueline at YourTango Experts Member Services with questions/requests.

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