One Day, Love Got Lazy

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…

Glad It Happened, But Happy It’s Over

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…

Monogamy is a Selfish Institution

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…

Know Your Worth in Love & Relationships

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…

12 Signs Your Man Isn’t Worth Keeping

It’s not my intent to set some unrealistic standards of romance or chivalry, and I do believe that there are a lot of good men out there. The only problem is that some women are so preoccupied with investing time in the bad choices, they never notice the good ones. So I’m going to do…

Men Are Great Pretenders

Men are the hunters and women are the hunted. Crawling through the foliage of courtship, we camouflage our intentions and blend into the landscape of your expectations and desires. We are great pretenders. Like actors on a stage, we fake emotions and recite beautifully rehearsed lines that sooth and woo you. Like an army laying…

How To Treat and Keep a Good Man

Some women often insist that chivalry is dead. Heartbroken and flustered, they cling to those moments, those memories, those situations that left them simmering in anguish as they longed for the one. They say they yearn for that good man; the motivated type of guy who consciously and constantly endeavors to better himself in every…

Long Distance Relationships

They say absence makes the heart grow fonder. However, some would argue otherwise as they grapple with the delicate nature of long distance relationships. A lot of people make a sincere effort at maintaining romance over distance while others choose to not even attempt it. The level of dedication, communication, and patience required is overwhelming…

Cheating Lovers

Hoodwinked and bamboozled, in denial and depressed, our weak hearts choose to accept, ignore or forgive the lies and inconsistencies in every excuse, story, and alibi. We do this, not because we are blind but because we fear the inconvenient and sometimes obvious truth, we are dating someone unfaithful. We try to rationalize our irrational…

How Your Partner Should Treat You

The one thing I want you to take away from what you’re about to read is this simple declaration, “Never settle for less when you know you deserve more.” Never settle for a battered self-esteem when your partner is supposed to be the one person that makes you feel like you’re the most beautiful thing…