Category: Relationships: All Aspects

Articles on relationships and relationship building

How Racial Intolerance Crushed My Bittersweet Date to Smithereens

Two beautiful people robbed of love They kissed in the moonlight but sadly squashed by light of day Photo by Good Faces Agency on Unsplash Look for the three clues that prompted Pete to call me.  Part 1 It was a sunny St. Patrick’s Day in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1991. I arrived early, parked my car, and waited. Shortly […]

Why Value a Good Friend who Listens & Consoles when Lover Dumps You

Tears for love lost, tears for future love A true friend responds to frantic calls even at midnight Photo by Caesar Aldhela on Unsplash A good friend to walk you through depressing times is “priceless.”   Good friends are vitally important to your mental health and to the quality of your life. To live and to love are […]

Did Juliet Tame the Womanizer: Why or Why Not and Lessons Learned

WATCH FOR THE SIGNS When it’s time to tango vs when it’s time to chill Photo by Joey Nicotra on Unsplash This is the continuation of “Can You Tame a Womanizer.” Part II Later, tossing in bed, my emotional turmoil continued. “I must confront him, to see where this relationship is going. What if he gets angry? What if […]

Women: Can You Tame a Womanizer? Let’s Explore the Good, Bad, &Ugly.

TRY AT YOUR OWN RISK Ready to gamble? Are you holding a full house? Better call Saul… Photo by Jens Lindner on Unsplash He’s drop-dead gorgeous, exuding magnetic charisma. His reputation precedes him. No problem. Because I’m a badass myself and can match whatever he throws down… sufficiently capable of taming this womanizer. Wanna bet? Photo by Ilya Pavlov on Unsplash […]

Commitment Denied! How Long Will You Accept 2nd Rate Love?

What’s your love worth? Does he love you ENOUGH and how to find out… Photo by Ryan Moreno on Unsplash So he hasn’t proposed yet. What’s the problem? Imagine you’re deeply involved in a sexual relationship with a man you really love. It’s been a couple of years, but he continues to hedge on marriage. He does […]

Julie’s Diary II

Julie’s Diary Ÿ  The most important thing I’ve learned is that love is a reciprocal process. You give your best; you deserve the same in return. I’m never settling for less than what I deserve in a relationship again. Ÿ  Mutual appreciation is the key to attaining a balanced relationship. Mutual appreciation gives me the […]

Julie’s Diary I

Julie’s Diary Review             Even though we all need love and crave love from others, ultimately, we’re all responsible for our own happiness. Love is, first, an inside job. Love of self gives us the confidence we need to give and receive the highest level of love in return.             Lack of self-love causes low […]

Relationship Counselor: Dr. Tracy Braun

Romance—Its Tri-fold Bond “Good morning, Julie Shannon? I’m Dr. Tracy Braun,” the doctor said, extending her hand. “Please sit.” Julie sat on an off-white couch covered in rich floral prints. An abundance of plants and flowers enhanced the rich decor. “Your office is lovely.”  “Thank you,” Dr. Braun smiled. “Coffee?”  After introductory chitchat, Julie felt […]

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