The Basics: Achieving the Best Communication in Your Relationship

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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 […]

4 Signs He’s Finished Playing Games

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I found myself watching Boomerang over this past holiday weekend. It’s one of my favorite flicks. This time around the experience was a bit different. Something tells me the Taylor Port had something to do with that, but I digress.  I noticed something towards the end of the movie. Angela (Halle Berry) was hurt. She […]

Robin Pathe-Thicke: 5 Famous Black Women That Ruined Their Exes

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Due to Robin Thicke trying to get his baby back and all the sympathy or apathy from the ladies aimed at his situation, it made me think. What other famous black women have never left their exes the same? Like sometimes there’s just an ex that you can’t recover from- we’ve all had them. CThaGod […]

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How Do You Know Your Relationship Is Serious?

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Listen, not every relationship is perfect. Each relationship is its own relationship in its own right. Every relationship doesn’t have a title (sometimes titles are the precursor to the end) and not every relationship makes sense to everyone else (everyone in your business is typically the precursor to the end). Despite all of that, I’m […]

Are You Really Ready for a Relationship?

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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, […]

Why Men Don’t Put in Work in Dating

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“Why don’t men want to put in any work?” I guess this is an age old question. Hell, I might get get a question like this at least once a week. It’s well documented that dating if nothing else can be tricky. So many nuances are involved. You’re always thinking so defensively. What should you […]

3 Ways You Know It’s Not Just a Summer Fling

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During the summer you can bump into anybody. Ladies and men are hitting the streets in groups and everybody has been prepping their sexy all winter- just in time to show that sh*t off for the summer. While enjoying everything that your city has offer you might just bump into someone you’re feeling. Sooner or later […]

Thirsty Thursday: Are You What You Drink?

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Just last night while sipping some concoction I’d made with my spanky brand new Cobbler Shaker, I thought “If someone saw me, this bearded 5′ 11” guy drinking this passion fruit, fresh lime juice and Tito’s vodka mixture what would they think?” It’s well-known that you’re homeboys won’t really offer you anything other than whiskey, […]

A Wife’s Love : What I Learned From “Legend’s House”

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Like a few writers here at SBM, I’m a pro wrestling fan. As early as I can remember  I was watching it. It entertained me like other mediums didn’t. Now, at 25 I still watch. I might not watch as frequently, but it’s still a pastime. Over the last few weeks I was caught up […]

10 Reasons Why Your Life is Over at 29 and Begins at 30

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Many of our friends are beginning to stress out about the idea that they’re turning 30 soon. Having already passed that threshold, I’m totally over it. Honestly, my life went from good to great when I turned 30. So, I jotted down a list of reasons why it’s better at 30 than it was in […]