What exactly is ghosting? Ghosting is the act of ceasing all communication with a person without providing any explanation. This action often leaves the other person in a state of wonderment and confusion; uncertain of what they have done wrong. What are the reasons for ghosting? These are numerous and usually, case and person-specific, but […]Read More Staying in Love: Why I Quit Ghosting on Relationships
I haven’t written about relationships in a while, but I’ve been pondering this question a lot and figuring out if it is worth writing about. One of my closest friends is currently “getting to know” an ex again after not dating each other for a number of years. They have dated other people over the […]Read More Staying in Love: Is It Ever A Good Idea To Get Back With An Ex?
Okay, Okay, Okay…I feel like a lot of people are sharing stories about how nonmonogamy is making them happy, but is it just me or do they all sound like they’re in monogamous relationships? Now, before you think this is a hate article, understand that I have always said that monogamy isn’t for everyone–I get […]Read More Can You Explain to Me Open Relationships?
I’ve been blogging for a few years now, but I have never taken a moment to fully introduce myself. So, here we are. When I initially began this blog it was as an extension, and eventual replacement, for the “For Your Black? Conscious” newsletter I started during my years in Chicago. The original intent of […]Read More Who I Am and Why I’m Here
*Sniffs the air vigorously* Anyone smell that??? *sniffs more* Ahhhhhh… I know that smell! Yes… It’s that undeniable scent of sweet nothings being engraved into small, sugar-covered tarts all around the globe. The lovely scent of roses, tulips and, carnations being snipped, wrapped and delivered to homes and office buildings alike. The pungent scent of […]Read More Part Deux: Guide to Having a Tear Free Valentine’s Day
We are now two episodes deep into season 2 of Insecure and we all have quite a bit to say about what has happened, and where we think the show will go. One event that really plagued me at the end of episode one was the lackluster sex between Lawrence and Issa. So, I did […]Read More Battle of the Sexes: His and Her takes on Season 2 of Insecure
In the book The Salt Eaters by Toni Cade Bambara there is arguably the most amazing opening line ever that states, “Are you sure, sweetheart, that you want to be well?” Our current read, Salt by Nayyirah Waheed, would be if you answered the question in the affirmative! Check out the review below: ‘Love like […]Read More Salt (Book Review)
Rule #3 – Thou shalt not repeat mistakes of the past. Theme: 5 Lessons I Have Learned About Love Over the Years Rule #3 – Thou shalt not repeat the mistakes of the past. 1. You cannot fix the past. I know, we all have that one we let get away, or someone who loved […]Read More Rule #3 – Thou Shalt Not Repeat Mistakes of the Past–5 Lessons on Love
Well, well, well…ladies and gentlemen, it’s that time of year again. The time of year where all of those “Relationship Goals” posts are put to the test! Half of you all are reserving tables at lavish dining establishments, while the rest of you are compiling playlists with Bryson Tiller and K Michelle at the forefront. […]Read More From a Bachelor to You: How to Not be Lonely This Valentine’s Day