‘I love a bad boy – but if he breaks your bed, he’ll probably break your heart’ – Melanie Blake

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Sincere Pocket book columnist Melanie Blake responds to a letter from a 29-year-old girl who has cheated on her boyfriend…

Melanie Blake shares the great, the dangerous and the ugly to her glamorous, unpredictable life

Welcome to the newest instalment of my column – the place I delve into the nation’s relationship issues from my ever-growing postbag of your letters.

I used to be amazed at what number of of you need recommendation after I shared the ups and downs of my very own love life right here. And whereas I don’t have an official certificates that qualifies me to dish out phrases of knowledge, I’m pleased to try to assist. I communicate from the center as a girl who’s seen all of it – the great, the dangerous, the ugly and the downright bizarre!

So right here we go. I solely picked one letter this week as there have been so many on this matter that I felt it might be probably the most useful to all of the individuals who wrote in about it.

If I haven’t bought to your letter but, please hold them coming and I’ll attempt to get to them in future weeks….

Mel Blake responds to a reader’s plea for recommendation



Tracey from Kent wrote:

Expensive Melanie,

I’m 29 and don’t have any kids however would like to be a mum. I’ve been going out with this man for 2 years and I actually love him. He’s beautiful, he desires us to get a home collectively and have kids and he couldn’t do sufficient for me. He’s strong, reliable and dependable – however in fact, I’ve all the time gone out with dangerous boys earlier than him.

Whereas he’s clear reduce, neat and presentable, my actual style is in males with tattoos, lengthy hair and usually those that find yourself being a waste of house however are sensible within the bed room. Within the two years we’ve been collectively, I’ve by no means had an orgasm and not too long ago I cheated on him with two exes. They have been temporary, one-night encounters and the intercourse was, as all the time, mind-blowing.

So my query is, what do I do? Do I accept this vanilla life-style that’s going to be secure and safe or do I’m going again to my previous methods of getting dangerous males which might be unreliable however are sensible between the sheets?

Melanie’s debut novel Ruthless Girls is out now and you may observe her on Twitter @MelanieBlakeUK



Expensive Tracey,

Your letter was one in every of lots of that have been of a really related theme, so please don’t suppose that you’re alone on this dilemma. I really feel con dent sufficient to provide you an sincere reply as a result of I’ve discovered myself the place you are actually.

I additionally love a foul boy and, such as you, have found that the higher they’re within the boudoir, the more severe they’re at committing to a relationship. If there’s a great likelihood of them breaking your mattress, there’s a great likelihood of them breaking your coronary heart.

After many relationships like that, I personally additionally opted for the secure zone. The great man, the one that you just knew can be strong and provide you with all of the issues that you just’re saying that you really want. He provided me marriage and youngsters (which on the time I needed), and I actually can say that I did love him. However I used to be by no means capable of fall in lust with him – and that’s what you really want, particularly within the early days.

If it isn’t there in the beginning, it actually isn’t going to be there on the finish – and no youngsters or home can maintain a relationship collectively with out that spark.

I additionally, such as you, throughout that entire interval by no means had an orgasm with him. There got here a time once I had to decide on – persist with Mr Reliable or go for what I actually needed, however understanding these thrilling carpet burns are sometimes adopted by horrible heartbreak.

All this time later (I’m 15 years older than you), I’ve ended up not married and with no kids – however very pleased in my private life.

Mel suggests it’s important to be merciless to be variety



If intercourse is actually vital to you, however so is household life, you’re going to must be merciless to be variety and finish this relationship with him. Then get your self again out into the courting scene, albeit the dangerous boy territory, and try to end up the perfect of the worst.

In any other case, in the event you stick with it as you’re, you’ll get married and find yourself divorced or dishonest or each. Why? As a result of in the event you don’t go for a kind that rocks your boat, finally that boat you bought into goes to sink.

Let me know the way you get on, and be variety to him. It’s all the time terrible having your coronary heart damaged – however typically it’s the solely means. You may as properly paddle away now slightly than take the chance of drowning in dullness as a result of 29 is much too younger to settle. I actually hope you discover what you’re searching for.

To jot down to me, e mail pocket book@reachplc.com or you possibly can observe me on twitter and Instagram @MelanieBlakeUK

Melanie’s novel Ruthless Girls is out now.

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