Author Archives: Erica Renee

The Silent Killer That Is Mental Illness: Black People Need Therapy Too

Yes, the strength that most black people wear as a badge of honor is sometimes the same thing that kills us when we pass up on the opportunity to seek professional help and deny our feelings in general.

My 80/20 Rule: Should You Really Give 100 Percent In A Relationship?

Some compromise is good, but I do believe that before marriage, every woman should consider saving something for herself and refrain from giving it all to a man.

Things You Can Do For Him On Valentine’s Day That Cost Very Little

From movie night but with movies of his choice, to putting on a nice little “show” for him, don’t forget about your man on V-day, but keep it simple.

You Can Call Me Crazy: Why I Actually Like Long-Distance Relationships

They do say that absence makes the heart grow fonder. Plus, a little space never hurts…

He Told Me He Was Wishy-Washy: Why This Should Have Been A Red Flag

When we think about red flags, we are often looking for baby mama drama, financial instability or cheating ways. But being inconsistent and wishy washy is also a major red flag too. Here’s why…

He’s Got PMS: Why I Refuse To Date A ‘Moody’ Man

While I know that every person comes with a set of inadequacies, moodiness is one trait that I cannot handle, specifically in a man.

The Day I Stopped Apologizing For Being Me

I stopped apologizing for what makes others feel uncomfortable. I stopped saying sorry for being me.

Check Yourself: What Are You Really Bringing To The Table In Your Relationships?

Some of us equate college degrees, material gains, and superficial qualities to “the ideal wife” and we automatically assume that men should be jumping over fences to ‘holla’ at us. But what else do you have to offer?

Sick And Tired Of Being Sick And Tired: Why Every Woman Should Do Take A Break From Dating

This author says we all need to invest time in ourselves, by ourselves, before we invest it in someone else.

Looking For Love In All The Wrong Places: Are You Guilty?

If you’re in the club posted up, looking for Mr. Right, you might be going about it all wrong…

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