Author Archives: Erica Renee

How I Realized That I Needed The Opinions Of Men To Validate How I Felt About Myself

Need a man to validate you? This author didn’t realize she was seeking validation when she wouldn’t cut her hair or would wear certain things for attention.

Girlfriend Intervention: When Is It Okay To Intervene In Your Friends’ Toxic Relationships?

Sometimes you should just listen, and other times, you need to speak up.

You Think You Know But You Have No Idea: 15 Tired Misconceptions About All Black Women

Which misconceptions about black women are you tired of hearing?

Lose The List Of Requirements: What I Learned From Dating Outside Of My Comfort Zone

Did you make a connection with a guy you wouldn’t have normally given a chance because you decided to date outside of your comfort zone?

To Be Single, Educated And Black: Embracing My Not-So-Fairytale Life After 30

Were there certain goals you had for your life that you wanted to reach by the age of 30 that you didn’t?

I Wasn’t Ready, But I Am Now: 15 Ways To Make Sure You’re Prepared For Success

You might be in the right place at the right time and talking to the right people, but if you aren’t prepared for the situation you find yourself in, you can miss out on a big opportunity.

If This Is Marriage…No Thanks: How Married Couples Changed My Perspective On Tying The Knot

Have you seen quite a few married couples in really bad relationships and let that change your perspective on marriage?

The Money Will Come Later…Right? The Struggle Of Choosing A Career You Love Over One That Makes Big Bucks

Maybe you’re content with your ‘good-paying job’. If you are, that’s not necessarily a bad thing; but if you’re unhappy, why not pursue the career that’s in your heart?

For The Unaffectionate Type: 11 Ways To Make Him Feel Special

If you’re not used to being affectionate, we have a few things you can do to show your man that you care without stepping too far out of your comfort zone.

Getting To Happy And Staying There: Things You Can Do To Get Back To Your Happy Place

Hopefully some of these ‘happy habits’ will help you, like they’ve helped me.