3 Things I Wished Brothers Knew

I’ve had countless conversations with black women. I am a black woman. Still, I won’t claim to speak for ALL black women. I know, however, that my “wish list” will speak for a chorus of black women across America. Maybe some abroad. What I share below either I’ve felt, said, read, heard, witnessed, or experienced….

Can This Relationship Be Saved?

My husband, Avery, was a good man. He was a hardworking, family-oriented, ex-marine who loved order and hated tardiness. He’d say, “If you’re one minute late, you’re LATE!” Did I mention he was clean, lean, and boyishly handsome with a ready smile of nice teeth. Back when I married I was a free spirit. I…

The 5 Mistakes Women Make When Dating

So you’re no longer in a relationship. You’re back on the “meet market” and looking to meet someone for a serious relationship. Is it time to date?  Before you accept that invite, read: The 5 Mistakes Women Make When Dating… # 1. They forget the PURPOSE of dating – First, a few things that a…

Was My Man an Emotional Abuser?

Are you in an emotionally abusive relationship? Quick, before you answer take this mini quiz to see if you can spot emotional abuse. Circle the best answer(s): 1. You like to talk things out; he won’t 2. He insists, “You’re just too sensitive!” 3. He doesn’t support you in achieving your dreams 4. He competes…

Set Yourself Up to Succeed

A week and a day ago today I made my very first TV appearance. I’m proud of myself, not only for “creating” this opportunity for myself but I’m deeply pleased that I set myself up to succeed. And succeed is what I did. We’ve all been faced with an opportunity that we’ve sabotaged. We showed…