To preface, this brief essay refers to platonic friendships in addition to the romantic variety. This is an important and relevant topic because everyone (at least adults) finds themselves involved in some level of relationship throughout their lives. As with anything of importance, relationships should begin on firm foundations and should not end for light or trivial reasons. Also the signs I cite must be taken with some degree of flexibility. Relationships go through rough patches and there may be times when problems exist, but are resolvable with work and patience. Before listing the 6 signs, let us discuss a … Continue reading 6 Signs That you Might Need to End a Relationship
Many of us have been through it… dating what we casually refer to as a “crazy” woman. If you live and date long enough, you might meet a woman who is emotionally or psychologically/emotionally abusive and non-reciprocating. I endured one such … Continue reading Signs You’re With a “Narcissistic Woman”
Based on the overwhelming popularity of “Chick Flicks,” romantic comedy movies, and romantic novels alone, we can agree that despite obstacles and mutual distrust, romantic relationships are still very important in our society. While we have tons of television shows, … Continue reading Beware of Relationship Killers!
Much literature exists to demonstrate the challenges of being Black and male in America. Yet literature discussing how to be supportive of Black men is comparatively non-existent. This essay will attempt to briefly address this topic and in so doing, fill that void. I think this is a relevant topic based on countless conversations I’ve had with brothers over the years. I must confess that I write this from a vantage point colored by my own experiences and viewpoints. This is important to note, as Black men are diverse with respect to class, sexual identity, education level, religious/political perspective, and … Continue reading How to Support the Black Men in Your Life