Her beauty was as refreshing as the sweet orchid scented fragrance of a crisp summer morning as droplets of crystal clear dew rested on the blades of luscious green grass. Her smile was like a snapshot in time, so simple, yet heaven sent. She was never without a suitor. Men were quick to confess their […]Read More Laws of Attraction: A Lesson in Courtship
“I think you’re cool and all, but I don’t get any romantic vibes between us.” I used to average about three of those conversations a year. Sometimes, I was the rejector and, in others, the rejected. Whichever side you’re on in the conversation, rejection can be a bitch, but through it all, I’ve come to […]Read More What Rejection Taught Me
There is nothing more exhilarating than getting to know someone. Nothing more exciting than getting lost in your mind as you imagine the potential of what that person could become in your life—a good friend or lover, perhaps a husband or wife. You are overwhelmed by the attention they give you—the calls, the text messages, […]Read More Dating: What Are We? And Where is this Going?
One day, love got lazy. It went from being four page, handwritten, ink-stained declarations of love, to text message courtships, and DM slides. One day love became obsessed with materialism and superficial cravings; relationships started to be defined by our preoccupation with money, looks, and status. One day love became possessive, and instead of holding […]Read More One Day, Love Got Lazy
Like battle weary veterans, she and I would exchange love stories. Bruised and scarred by love’s many encounters, we would tell tales of how we endured in times of disappointment and heartache. These were often intriguing conversations that would sometimes spiral into bizarre but profound observations and epiphanies. Because you see, for every kiss, there […]Read More Glad It Happened, But Happy It’s Over
During an interview in June 2015, Jada Pinkett Smith once again attempted to clarify her and Will Smith’s ‘open marriage.’ Do they have an ‘open marriage?’ Her response: “Here’s what I trust: The man that Will is, a man of integrity […] He’s got all the freedom in the world… as long as Will can […]Read More Monogamy is a Selfish Institution
If you feel you have an idea of what you’re worth then make sure you find someone who appreciates it. You glance over the failed choices you’ve made in your relationships and you soon realize that it wasn’t them that failed you, it was you that failed yourself. You chose the sketchy person over the […]Read More Know Your Worth in Love & Relationships