Not only do you teach people how to treat you, you can teach theme how to speak to you, too. One of the best lessons I could have ever learned from the women in my family is how to be a lady. That included having a respectful discourse with just about everyone. At the end […]

  *not all Black men …but enough Black men come at us sideways and get things twisted like a Slinky to make me want to presently clear my throat, crack my knuckles, and get a few things off my ample chest. Today’s address is prompted by the inane ramblings of one Mr. Cory Haywood, in […]

It’s a normal feeling – for instance, maybe you just spent all week on the run and haven’t had any time to breathe. However, even…

Communication in relationships, you either got it or you don’t. Does effective communication take work? Yes. Does open communication with your mate involve trial and error? Most definitely! Will you have to step out of your comfort zone on more than one occasion to achieve results…Yessss! I often have conversation with friends who feel ten […]

Ask a typical group of couples what they feel would help their marriages and the usual response is communication. Pry further as to what communication means to them and answers vary: “Having any communication would be a nice change.” “Really listening to each other.” (Usually this translates, “That jerk doesn’t hear a word I say.” […]

Yesterday, as I was walking back from the train station after a long day at work, I ran into someone I knew on the way home. After we exchanged greetings and we proceeded to chat, it quickly became hard to hold a conversation as we both seemed lost in our own worlds. We had both […]

Does your man do enough around the house? Or is he a couch potato? Here are some tips on how to get your man to help out around the house from In a respectful, loving way ask for what you want. Make a clear, specific request about exactly what you want or need. Avoid […]

I was just reading about a movie that came out last year called Breaking Upwards about a couple who decided to break up, BUT not really. The story is partly based on actual events between director/actor Daryl Wein and actress Zoe Lister-Jones, which definitely makes the storyline something to think about. The premise is that […]