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Subtle Signs That Someone May Be Emotionally Abusive

I remember listening to Trevor Noah in an Interview on NPR where, when discussing the domestic abuse his mother endured when he was growing up, he said that he could never blame anyone for being in an abusive relationship. “Especially because of the amount of surprise that it comes with,” he said.  “It comes out of nowhere and you don’t know what it is because it’s never happened to you.” And That’s just it-- Abuse comes out of NO WHERE. We normally miss it because love, or ...

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This Couple Says They’ve Found the Cure For a Broken Heart

Kenyon and Taccara Martin, faith-based relationship counselors and Certified Failure Experts ™, are experts at two things: failing and getting back up again. The two are known, and sometimes criticized, for teaching their viewers that battling through life’s challenges will sometimes require MORE than prayer.  So when they kept being sought out for advice by people who either couldn’t seem to quite “get it right” in love, or those who were stuck in cycles of abusive and toxic ...

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When She Doesn’t Feel Attractive: 5 Ways to Help Her Build Her Confidence

A woman is only flattered by a man for so long. Then she gets familiar with him through relationship. When she gets familiar with him on an intimate level, she gets familiar with his imperfections. That’s when she will begin to subconsciously count his summation of her as a part of that imperfection. So slowly and surely his compliments won’t count, especially if given repetitively and over emphasized. What is a man to do?  What are you to do? The following are some brief tips that ...

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Dating: When Should They Meet Your Kids?

It was a great question. Especially since I've been known to get it wrong a time or twelve in my past. we meet someone, we enjoy their company and we even begin to imagine a life with them...and our children. It can be both exciting and exhausting to get to know someone that seems altogether amazing to you, but not know if that level of care and kindness will translate the same to your children.

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How Interracial Couples Can Have Productive Conversations About Race

I was raised by my white step-father and black mother in a very impoverished, gang-infested community. Our parents raised us with a “just because we’re from the hood, doesn’t mean we act like it,” mentality. My step-father didn’t treat us black or white but he always allowed us to express who we were as black kids—and all that it entailed without trying to change us. I was considered “smart” and treated noticeably different than other kids who came from my neighborhood by ...

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