Archives for October 2014

Unhealthy Relationships: One Man’s Battle With Drama Addiction

Young African Couple Quarrelling

My friend of several years always seems to attach himself to relationships that are nothing but drama.

He is currently dating a woman who I will refer to as, “Trouble Maker.” She has a habit of pushing his buttons. She likes to see how far she can push his limits.

One day, my friend was driving Trouble Maker to the mall, where she decided that she wanted to distract him while he was driving to see what the outcome would be. So, Trouble Maker felt the need to give my friend a “wet willy” by spitting on one of her fingers, and then sticking that finger in his ear, while twisting it around. She performed this juvenile behavior, repeatedly, even after he told her to stop, and he kept moving her finger away from his ear while driving.

Luckily, a car accident didn’t follow from her behavior, where the two of them could have ended up seriously injured, along with her eight year old daughter who was in the backseat!

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What You Shouldn’t Do To Get A Man

Portrait of a good looking male model outdoors

A few years ago, I was coming from Manhattan, after attending a concert.

I made my way out of the subway station in Queens, and proceeded to the bus stop.

While waiting for my bus to arrive, an attractive man driving a BMW glanced my way. I smiled.

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One Of The Most Important Investments You Can Make

One of the most important investments you can make

A substantial amount of my energy used to be spent on nurturing relationships with others. I would consistently call my friends, send them text messages and plan meet-ups with them. As well as, tend to the needs of a boyfriend, and make sure that my family was taken care of financially.

More times than not, I felt unfulfilled in my life because I had consistently given so much to others, but I wasn’t always treated well by those who I did the most for.

Eventually, I came to the realization that to make any type of relationship work well, it must be reciprocal. There has to be give-and-take from all parties involved, in order for the relationship to be healthy.

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Work Inspiration: Entrepreneurship Is A Way To Financial Freedom

Work Inspiration- Entrepreneurship is a way to financial freedom

It is rare nowadays to keep one job and retire from it because we live in a world of economic uncertainty.

You can have employment with a company for years, and then one day, you end up getting laid off, or the company goes out of business, and you are left with nothing to fall back on.

Too often, a lot of us become complacent with our career. We are comfortable with our salary, benefits and the perks of the job. And those things are sufficient for us.

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Motivational Monday: No Matter What, Keep Moving Forward

Motivational Monday - No matter what, keep moving forward

When we focus on things that cannot be changed, we keep ourselves held hostage to our past mistakes, disappointments and failures. And when we do this, we cannot prosper.

We face adversity as a way to learn how to grow from our tribulations.

That said, no matter what you have gone through, you must teach yourself to not dwell on unfortunate situations that happened in your past.

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Relationship Advice: Love Is More Than Just Words

Love advice-Show me how you feel

It doesn’t matter how many times someone proclaims his or her affection for another by uttering the words “I love you.” It is not real love if the person’s actions are not aligned with their message.

Too often, a lot of people fall for someone’s words, but are blind to the fact that a person’s actions give their words its meaning.

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Communication Advice: Sometimes It Is Best To Just, Shut Up

Communication Advice - Sometimes It Is Best To Just Shut Up

I am someone who has no problem with speaking my mind.  And although I have often told one person or another, my exact thoughts, my words have not always been received well.

In the past, I have been extremely blunt and harsh when it came to communicating with certain people. Not out of being a “mean girl,” but because I am just an extremely passionate person.

I only want good things for those who I care the most about. And if I feel that they are on a path, not in their best interest, for example, then I will let them know about it.

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Motivational Monday: Work Hard For The Life That You Want

Motivational Monday Work Hard For The Life That You Want

There are a lot of people who are capable of achieving the goals that they set for themselves. However, many of them never make it to the point of seeing their dreams turn into reality. Because they lack the passion and drive that it takes to truly be successful.

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Smart Relationship Advice: Don’t Listen To People Who Are Not In Healthy Situations Of Their Own

Smart Relationship Advice - Don’t listen to people who are not in healthy situations of their own

I have no problem with listening to one’s wisdom if I feel I can benefit from his or her experiences. However, it is difficult for me to take advice from those who do not take their own advice.

I have had conversations with people who told me to do one thing or another, while I was in a relationship with someone. And if I failed to take their advice, they would criticize my decisions.

These individuals were dealing with situations in their own relationships that were worse than mine! But they had no problem with letting me know that they were going to work through their issues with their partners. What a joke!

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Really Sweet Love Poem: Photograph

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