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Stop the Mess! How to Avoid Social Media Drama in Love

by Lashieka Hunter

We’ve all witnessed it. Couples showering each other with affection on Facebook or posting sweet tweets about their significant other on anniversaries and birthdays.... Read More

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I Don’t Mind if My Woman Sleeps Around

by Shantell E. Jamison

Dear ShanTellem, I haven't slept with my live-in girlfriend in months. In the past, I believed if you weren't giving your mate something at... Read More

Dear Black Women: Don’t Fall in Love With My Potential

Dear Black Women: Don’t Fall in Love With My Potential

by Lincoln Anthony Blades

Every single day, in a world filled with social media relationship experts attempting to tackle the most complex love issues in one picture or... Read More

5 Ways You’re Sabotaging Black Love

5 Ways You’re Sabotaging Black Love

by Shantell E. Jamison

“Isn’t it heartbreaking how easily you can dedicate your life to destroying yourself?” – Unknown It’s no secret that there’s strength in numbers. But... Read More

Extended Engagements Are TRULY None of Your Business

Extended Engagements Are TRULY None of Your Business

by Lincoln Anthony Blades

If you have any type of common sense, you should know good and well that there are certain questions you never ask another couple.... Read More

[AskShanTellem] My Man Is Looking A Mess and I’m Not Attracted to Him

[AskShanTellem] My Man Is Looking A Mess and I’m Not Attracted to Him

by Shantell E. Jamison

Dear ShanTellem, How do you tell your mate that you’re not attracted to them anymore? I don’t want to break up but he just... Read More

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Thigh-High Boots, Thongs and Eyeliner: Prince as a Feminist Icon

by Josie Pickens

Like many of The Purple One’s fans today, I woke up hoping yesterday was just a dream—that the world didn’t lose Prince, the musician... Read More

5 Steps Toward Forgiveness in Relationships

5 Steps Toward Forgiveness in Relationships

by Shantell E. Jamison

“Everyone says forgiveness is a lovely idea, until they have something to forgive.” –C.S. Lewis Forgiveness is one of the hardest things to do... Read More

‘Am I A Gold Digger?’ Woman Torn Between Provider and an Old Flame

‘Am I A Gold Digger?’ Woman Torn Between Provider and an Old Flame

by Shantell E. Jamison

Dear ShanTellem, I’ve been in a majority-committed relationship for five years. I am a stay-at-home mom, and the man that I am with takes... Read More

Check, Mate EBONY Magazine March 2016

Going Dutch: Should He Always Pay on a Date? Maybe Not

by Alisha Tillery

Let’s split the bill.” How often have you heard this on a date after the check arrived? If the answer is seldom, don’t be... Read More