This is a sponsored post by The Modern Break-up by Daniel Chidiac. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.
I’m turning the big 4-0 this month. Yeah, yikes.
I read somewhere the other day to “Love the life you are currently living, not the one you hoped to be living.” And boy did that strike a chord with me. I remember as a young girl, imagining the beautiful big home I’d have right next to the sea, the 911 Porsche in my driveway, the career of my dreams (being the lead singer of a rock band lol), and being married to the man of my dreams.
Well, I ended up with one of those things, the career of my dreams. Only it was slightly different than what I expected, and that’s why most of the world has never heard of me! Blogging hasn’t been quite as lucrative or exciting as standing in front of a big crowd on stage every night, but it did end up being at least one of my dream jobs, none the less.
As for everything else I thought I’d have by the time I was 40, well I’m still working on it I guess. Especially the dating part.
Dating has been anything but easy. I’ve been married twice only to be utterly devastated when they didn’t work out. I also have had a couple of other long significant relationships, that also failed. Sigh. Currently, I’m single, although dating someone monogamously (it’s still very new, but exciting!)
I’d really like to not fail this time. But as most of us probably know but hadn’t really thought about, something like over 90% of relationships fails. I’m not talking about marriage here but relationships in general. How many have you had over your life that failed? Uh-huh, that’s what I mean. Most will fail.
Is it just me or does it seem like it’s harder to stay together these days then it was for our parents and grandparents? My parents have been together for over 33 years. Both sets of my grandparents are still together and before both my paternal grandfather and grandmother passed away last year, they made it 72 years together in marriage! 72 YEARS!! And I think they were really happy!!
I realize divorce wasn’t as accepted and as common back then but I can’t help but think of how social media has played a significant role in the modern relationship. Not only is it so much easier to meet other people now, through Facebook, Instagram, and online dating apps, but we are entering more and more relationships with a greater chance of failure, at least it seems to me.
When I heard about “The Modern Break-up” a book about you guessed it… the modern relationship and the modern break-up, by Daniel Chidiac, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it! I constantly read self-help books and any info I can get on relationships in hopes that I will finally figure out how to land my dream man and actually make it work long term!
Well, needless to say, when my The Modern Break-up Book arrived, I couldn’t wait to dive in! I read the whole book in 2 sittings and I would’ve probably read it in just one but I started it too late (11 pm on a weeknight) the first night I got it.
The book is super easy to read, and very attention-grabbing! It had me hooked from the first chapter! I wanted to know more, especially about the main character and what was going on with her love life currently! The crazy thing was I felt I was on the same path and journey to love the main character Amelia was, all while experiencing the same break-ups, heartbreak, confusion, and even kind of disgust for love and relationships at those hard times when I’ve lost all hope of ever finding the one and making it work.
The Modern Break up is wonderfully written and is like a brilliant self-help book full of helpful knowledge about dating, relationships, and breaking up, but laid out in an intriguing, clever story, told from many different perspectives, not just the main character’s viewpoint on dating and love!
I found The Modern Break-up to be truly inspiring, well written, and full of great, practical, wisdom, and advice I found useful in my own life and where I am currently when it comes to dating. The book was exactly what I need at this point in my life! The main character was asking many of the very questions I’ve been asking about love/relationships/men lately, and the answers are delivered in this book but not the way I would’ve ever expected, which makes this book a truly unique read!
Upon finishing the Modern Break-up in just 2 short days, I felt I had gained insight into my own life, love, and relationships! I was given a new sense of hope, especially about finding love. I feel more knowledgeable and hopeful about relationships and the future, especially when it comes to love and moving forward.
Who is this book is for?
- Anyone who has ever experienced a breakup and was left confused.
- Anyone who is wondering why their relationships aren’t working and keep ending in break-ups.
- Anyone dating in the modern world!
- Anyone who wants to find lasting love!
If you’ve gotten this far, you probably see that I love this book! I’m so glad I read it. I feel better for it, and more hopeful about my future and dating, and also, a whole lot LESS CONFUSED!
I highly recommend this book to anyone! But especially to those who may fit the demographic, I listed above! I think most will get something major out of this book, if not just to be simply entertained by an insightful, hopeful, story about modern-day break-ups, relationships, and love!
“The Modern Break-up” is available on paperback, ebook, and audiobook!