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Not long ago, I wrote an article on whether or not heterosexual male/female relationships can truly be considered “platonic.” While some debated that they may not start off that way, most agreed that male/female friendships can, in fact, exist. Don’t get me wrong, having friends of the opposite sex is perfectly acceptable; however, for some, there is a thin line between a healthy, platonic friendship and an emotional affair. If one is not too careful, a close intimate relationship can evolve into something deeper and while it may not be a physical relationship, the emotional intimacy of the relationship can be just as damaging, if not more, than a physical one. Sometimes it’s hard to tell when your partner is developing an emotional connection with someone else, but there are usually signs that his “friendship” with the other woman is detracting from the intimacy that rightfully belongs to you and your relationship. When his connection with someone else starts to have a negative effect on your relationship, you will be able to tell when it has crossed the line into an emotional affair by looking out for these tell-tale signs.
You may not recognize Rochelle Aytes name automatically, but we’re sure you know the face. The actress had a role in Tyler Perry’s “Madea’s Family Reunion,” she currently stars on the hit ABC show “Mistresses,” and she will play the role of Pebbles in the upcoming TLC Biopic on VH1. To put it mildly, ol’ girl is working and we had a chance to catch up with the starlet and talk to her about all of her projects.
We also asked Rochelle how she feels about the perception that her show “Mistresses” glorifies adultery, what she thinks about the backlash regarding the TLC biopic, and whether she’d ever work with Tyler Perry again. Check out what she had to say.
After bringing the network such major hits as Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice, and of course, Scandal, Shonda Rhimes is preparing to bring fans yet another sure-fire hit for ABC, and it’s called Lawless.
According to Deadline, ABC has started development of the drama with Mistresses developer and executive producer KJ Steinberg as well as Shonda’s Shondaland company. According to Shadow and Act, Lawless is inspired by the story of Wynona Ward, founder of Have Justice Will Travel, who late in life decided to go to law school and eventually start a legal group to provide women of domestic abuse with help and those women of lower income who have protective orders with free legal representation. After being sexually abused by her own father, Ward reportedly was pushed at 41 to go to college and law school to change things around her after finding out another child in her family was sexually abused by a relative. However, in the show, the character’s name will be Joanna James and as her story will go, she “returns to her hometown to right the wrongs she left behind.”
While Shondaland is helping by executive producing the project, Steinberg will actually be doing the writing for the show. They’ve worked together in the past on a period drama (set in the 1800s of all times) called Gilded Lilys for ABC a couple of years ago, but it never made it out the gate. Here’s to hoping for more TV success for both parties. Will you be watching?
One thing I’ve noticed since I got engaged is how many men still try to hit on me – even with my ring blinging in their face. At first I found it surprising and even insulting. But then I realized that these men either enjoy a challenge, simply don’t care about marriage or may not even see my ring. I’ve heard from my married male friends that women didn’t seem to care that they were wearing a wedding band either. It could be that some men and women are just attracted to people who are committed to others; either way, the responsibility ultimately lies with the married person.
But what if you run into a married man who isn’t interested in “behaving,” yet you’re the type of woman who respects the sanctity of marriage and avoids married men like the plague? If he has no ring on his finger, then you may think he’s fair game, so no worries right? Wrong. While a wedding band may or may not be an obvious sign that a man is married, there are other things you should look out for that may indicate that he is betrothed to someone else. Want to make sure that you aren’t unknowingly the other woman? Here are some signs that you might be dating a married man.
“DJ Envy’s definitely talking about me, but I’m one of many. I was under the assumption that he had kids but wasn’t actually married. I found out around the time that I started filming “Love & Hip Hop”. After I found out, I was still in shock because we were together for so long. I didn’t understand how he could take a vow as serious as marriage and take on a whole other relationship. It’s sad that now he’s taking all these shots saying I’m a liar and I’m pathetic, when he deceived me. It’s not fair to paint me out as a liar when he was leading a double life for many years. He’s never publicly come out with his wife until now because he’s ashamed of her. It’s no secret.”
“For me, I never spoke about it [the affair] because it was embarrassing as a woman. Of course, now I explain it in my book. I want to be clear: My book is not a tell-all. It’s just a book about my life and Envy is apart of my life.”She also posted a public message to Envy’s wife on her Twitter page Meanwhile Envy expressed via his Twitter page that nothing is going to come between him and his wife, not even Erica’s book. It looks like this back and forth thing between Envy and Erica may go on for awhile. It’s difficult to believe Erica’s claim that she didn’t know Envy was married considering how unapologetic and bold she came off during last week’s interview, but then again, it wouldn’t be the first time someone lied about their marital status. What do you think?
Plenty of us have stayed in a relationship way longer than we should have. It’s one thing to discover after a few weeks that you and the guy you were seeing just don’t click – it happens. But it’s another thing altogether when your feelings have been invested for months – even years – in a guy who you KNOW isn’t right for you, but you can’t seem to let go. There’s a lesson to be learned in every relationship, whether good or bad, so the trick is learning from each dating experience so you don’t spin your wheels in a dead end relationship. Not sure if the relationship you’re in is a complete waste of time? All of these signs point to yes: