The Basics: Achieving the Best Communication in Your Relationship

Man Consoling Girlfriend

Right place + Right time x Right force = Best Communication Ever There is a right way and wrong way to communicate in relationships. I also believe that there is a right place to communicate, a right time to communicate and a right force to communicate your words to your mate. Mastering this formula can […]

Are You Really Ready for a Relationship?


How do you know you’re ready for a new relationship?  Is it a feeling?  Is it perfect timing?  Do you just know? Honestly, feelings, time and the inexplicable are not reliable indicators that you’re ready for a new relationship. Sure, you may have made decisions in the past based on one or all of them, […]

15 Ways to Keep the Romance Alive in a Relationship


Ever wondered what keeps many couples together, and what causes others to split up? Some people enter into relationships for the wrong reasons. As new age guru Deepak Chopra noted, most people seek security in a relationship; we may hook up with a person who makes us feel safe. Finding ‘the one’ can create wondrous […]

Three Relationship-Starting Tips from a Family Therapist


Sometimes I envy the preacher: when couples come to him, they’re in LOVE. When people come to me, it’s not because they’re in love. It’s because they’re in trouble. I’m a family therapist, and when you’re knocking on my door, it’s because the two of you need to work something out. I love my work, […]

You Want a Ring? Play Your Position.


At one time or another dating was easy. It was about going out with someone and having fun. There was no pressure when it came to dating. But nowadays, it seems as if women are really putting the pressure on these men and expecting some type of committed relationship after a couple of months of […]

6 Reasons Men Don’t Ask Women About STD’s


By Chocolate Vent In my 30+ years of living no man has ever asked me whether or not I have been tested for a sexually transmitted disease (STD), let alone if I actually have one. Can you believe that? I mean it’s not like I’ve had sex with a bunch of different men or anything, […]

7 Board Games Men Play In Relationships


We all know that men love games, often to our detriment. For whatever reasons, men have been wired to play games and have killed many relationships as a result. Below are 7 board games that men have projected into their own lives and romantic relationships. 1.)    Candy Land: Men love sweet, delicious, “candy.” They will […]

You Mad: Four Signs You’re the Hating Single Friend


By Dominique Cobb The hating single friend is the worst kind of hater, mostly because your shade is so well developed that you don’t even notice that you are throwing it. You assumed  that  you were happy when your best friend entered into a relationship. After all, that’s your homie… your right hand… your ace […]

The Double Standard of Vulnerability in Men and Women


By TQ Even though we’re all human first and foremost, men and women are not the same. In fact, in many ways we’re opposite, but we’re not necessarily in opposition. At least we don’t have to be. Due to the natural yin/yang dynamic that this universe requires for harmony, men and women will always want […]

My Experience Dating A Celibate Man


By Chocolate Vent Celibacy is a serious matter. A lot of people, both men & women, have admitted to being celibate at some point in their lives. People practice celibacy for a number of reasons ranging from religious to personal choice. Personally, I hadn’t declared myself celibate but I did take “breaks” in between each […]