Abusive Partner Red Flags: Recognizing Them Early Can Save Your Life

Healthy relationships are indeed a beautiful thing. Once you experience one you can’t do anything but shake your head at the thought of all of the not so healthy ones you entertained. October is Domestic Violence Awareness month, so I want to take a moment and discuss some abusive partner red flags. Recognizing them early can save your life. Dysfunction will have you thinking that certain behaviors are normal, when in fact they are not. Relationships can and do get complicated from time to time. So, the occasional argument or…

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Domestic Violence: The Journey to Healing Is Often Long, but Worth It

Earlier in the week, I shared my story of domestic violence survival. This year I wanted to share a little more about my journey after the relationship. The phrase “the will to live” has really been on my mind a lot lately. For me it signifies that while everything in my life suggested that I should give up, I did not.  Surviving traumatic life experiences is one thing, but to find healing from those experiences  is an entire different journey, a journey that I still find my self on.  I want to take…

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[EXCERPT] #GirlKeepGoing: Be Bitter…It’s an Honest Emotion + Playlist

Listen, I know that you are reading this and thinking, “La’Janee’, what?” But, Yes! I really do mean ‘be bitter,’ and here’s why. Bitterness is a natural emotion and should be explored as such. To think that you invested time in a relationship, friendship, or lost a loved one and you’re expected to feel everything but bitterness is denying yourself of embracing your emotions. In order to heal, you first have to know what you’re healing from and why it’s there in the first place. While you’re categorizing and coming…

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No Understanding for a ‘Broke Black Man’, Here’s Why…

Lately, I have received quite a few messages and comments about my FB posts that consists of telling women to not date a broke man. Now, initially, I was just posting my thoughts and not thinking that what I was saying would be considered as wrong but apparently wanting a financially stable mate is a problem. Men tell us they don’t like fat women, flat booty women, dark skinned women, or women who wear their natural hair. But, as soon as a woman mentions a man must be self-sufficient, there’s…

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Bitter Baby Momma’s and Yes, I’m Going There

I typically stay away from topics like this, but not today.  Ladies, get it together. I’m talking about the bitter Bettie’s.  The ones who do any and everything to keep the father out of their child’s life.  Not because they fear for the child’s safety, but because they are bitter, mad, angry and upset that man has chosen to move on with their life and be happy. That’s it! They refuse to accept the fact that the relationship is done and over with  and spend all their lil energy trying…

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