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Life as a Single Parent… 1 Year Later

It's crazy to think about how quickly things can change, but I think 2020 has been a true indication of just that. It's crazy to think that the last time I saw certain people, was truly the last time I would see them for months, maybe even a year. This time last year I was sitting in conflict. I was trying to listen to my brain and my heart, but I continued to i[...]

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How to Have More Meaningful Relationships

Relationship Advice for Women... We live in a time where connection and being present has dwindled away. We have adapted to this way of living that encourages us to mentally multi-task every second of the day. Check the phone, check Instagram, have three conversations at one time, check your emails, and so on and so forth... Our entire existence is cultivated a[...]

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So Mama, You Want to Get a Divorce…

Well, society tells you not to even mention that word so, sorry! You're shit out of luck and you must stay in your relationship till your child is 18. Or so I'm told by Dr. Laura Schlessinger, why she's still on air is beyond me. In all seriousness, or at least as much seriousness as I can personally handle, divorce can be a very tricky decision to make, especially[...]

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6 Ways to Fight Healthy and Resolve Conflict in a Relationship

When it comes to disagreements and conflicts in a relationship, there is one main factor that can control the entire outcome of your squabble... Whether you care more about being "right" or being fair. There is a very fine line when it comes to fighting and depending on how you cross it, it can either strengthen or weaken your relationship. In order to effectively arg[...]

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Are You in a Manipulative Relationship?

ma·nip·u·lateadjectiveie. a manipulative boss.1.influencing or attempting to influence the behavior or emotions of others for one’s own purposes: synonyms: scheming, calculating, cunning, crafty, wily, shrewd, devious, designing, conniving, disingenuous  We have all known at least one person during our life that has "manipulative" written in[...]

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My Dream Wedding

My wedding was my absolute dream wedding. The only thing missing was a live performance by someone of the likes of Kendrick Lamar. Also, I really wanted an all white Adidas track suit, but that was quickly shut down. Here's the thing. I'm not your typical girly girl. Glitter makes me itchy, dresses make me annoyed, and having to watch my language is something I'm not[...]

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Fool Me Once, Shame on You. Fool Me Twice, You’re an Asshole.

People come into our lives for reasons we may never understand. Sometimes they come to teach us a lesson, sometimes they come to provide a lifelong friendship and support ( if you’re lucky), and sometimes they just come because they have nowhere else to go. Hello, toxic friends. It fascinates me at how big Earth is, and even more so, how many people all reside on[...]

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Relationships: T.L.C. for Your B.A.E.

Relationships are hard work. We hear it from all walks of life, but until you've been in your forever relationship, it's hard to understand what that means and what it entails. Regardless of your situation, there will be doubt and fear. Not knowing if your relationship can withstand the test of time, but also withstand every curveball life throws at it, can be scary.[...]

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My To Be Read List!

The ultimate To Be Read list, at your fingertips! Happy reading, friends! Roomies: Christina Lauren What Remains True: Janis Thomas The Unkillable Kitty O'Kane: Colin Falconer A Distant Heart: Sonali Dev The Vanishing Season: Joanna Schaffhausen Spoonbenders: Daryl Gregory The Hideaway: Lauren K. Denton We'll Sleep When We're Old:[...]

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15 Questions to Ask on a First Date… Thank Me Later.

good questions to ask on a first date... A first date can go one of two ways... Great or God awful. Making sure you ask the right questions is vital to securing the safety of your future.  These days, from what I hear, the only real way to meet people is online and that's just terrifying to me. First, catfishing is real. Second, they may seem normal through a comp[...]