Is a Title Necessary for a Healthy Relationship?

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 Share on Tumblr A title is not necessary for a healthy relationship, but on the other hand it is necessary for a healthy relationship. The unhealthy circumstances come to play when one person is holding back their true feelings and intentions. We call that settling. When a woman wants to have a title, but meets […]

Are You Following These Relationship Rules in 2014?

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 Share on Tumblr I will not rush things… I will make exceptions, but no compromises… I will not make it about me… I will make a list of what a want to change about me…. I will make a list of what I want in a mate…. I will celebrate small wins in my relationships… I […]

What's the Rush: Why You Should Wait to Get Married

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 Share on Tumblr Now that the drinks have been poured, the black-eyed peas and cabbage have been eaten, the midnight prayers sent to heaven, and the hangovers are fully nursed, 2014 has officially begun along with a new set of challenges to tackle. The most pressing one being to stop writing 2013 when it should […]

Why We Need to Change the Conversation About Engagement Rings

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 Share on Tumblr In the wake of Dwayne Wade proposing to Gabrielle Union, I am sure you all have taken a look at the engagement ring at some point. The rock is huge.  I am happy for Gabrielle and Dwayne. They have great chemistry, but I hope that gentlemen and ladies are not measuring their […]

Married Man Talk: What I Hate About Being Married

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 Share on Tumblr Before you read the title and get confused, I love being married. I mean I really really love being married. I could easily spend the rest of the post talking about how nice it is to always have someone to go to the movies with, how I still look forward to coming […]

My Expectations Of Marriage

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 Share on Tumblr   Happy holidays to all you good readers of SBM. I hope your season is filled with joy, health, safety…and gifts! I have a fascination with marriage. My curiosity goes from why do things fall apart to what makes things stay together? Were some marriages doomed from the start? There are a […]

Is It Easier For Pretty Women To Get Married?

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 Share on TumblrI catch the Metro everyday to work.  There are a few things that I typically spend my time doing; reading everyone’s new blog on my phone, listening to hype music to get me through the day, and people watching.  For some reason, I always notice the pretty women on the train.  Why?  Because […]

Why Love Isn’t the Ultimate Requirement for Marriage

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 Share on Tumblr By Miriam of 30 Thoughts My friend and I were discussing what’s always on everyone’s mind these days: love and relationships. We were updating each other on our potential plus ones when I asked, “Why do I have to be in love with the person I marry? Why can’t I marry a […]

5 Things I Love About Being Married – From a Man

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 Share on Tumblr Ask a woman about being married, the response will be the same 90% of the time. “It’s wonderful” or “My Husband is my best friend” or even “I hate that cheating lying sumb*tch … but it’s better than being single”.  For the most part, it’s understood that married women love being married. […]

5 Men You Need to Meet (But Not Marry)

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 Share on Tumblr Some guys may teach you something, says the author of the riveting novel The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P. That doesn’t mean you need to spend the rest of your life with them. 1. The One Who Never Wanted to Commit—Until He Met You This sounds like the dream, right? The guy […]