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The (Ree)lationship Guide: VH1’s Evelyn Lozada and Chrissy Lampkin Are Further Exploiting Lesbian Intimacy

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by Ree “The (Ree)lationship Guide” Pictures of Chrissy (from VH1’s “Love and Hip-Hop”) and Evelyn (from VH1’s “Basketball Wives”) touching each others (ass)ets for an apparent magazine shoot surfaced the net this week. Both ladies are currently engaged to be married to men. While everyone is entitled to keep their sexuality private, I wonder how rap artist Jim Jones and NFL player Chad Ochocinco reacted to seeing their wives-to-be fondle…

Singer Tank Posing Semi-Nude: Would You Date Him?

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by Ree “The (Ree)lationship Guide” Today I was rather ***clears throat*** distracted by pictures of R&B recording artist/songwriter/producer Tank in his boxers. Did I click on the image to get a larger view? Yes. Did I check out his abs and ***clears throat again*** ‘package’? Absolutely! Would I ever consider dating a man that is comfortable with sharing pictures of his body to the world? Probably not. While exuding sex…

The (Ree)lationship Guide: Top 5 Things To Do MINUTES Before A Date

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1. Check Your Nose, Teeth and Eyes. Who wants to be burdened with the task of telling you there’s “something” in your nose /eye/teeth?  No one. Before you open the door, make sure the coast is clear of any unnecessary turn-offs.   2. Chew a Mint. Allow your date to base their judgment of you from the depth of your conversation- not the smell of it. Bad breath should never…

The (Ree)lationship Guide: 4 Reasons NOT to Have Sex on the First Date

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1. “The End.” Have you ever watched the ending of your favorite show before the beginning? If you ever do, you’ll notice you’re not anxious and/or excited to keep watching. Sex is the suspenseful ending of the show that has you on the edge of your seat. If you give away the ending before the beginning, what’s left to see?   2. Awkwardness. Oftentimes there’s a disconnect between men and…

The (Ree)lationship Guide: There’s Doubt in Your Relationship, Address It

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Have you ever experienced doubt in your relationship? I have. If you’re fortunate (or unfortunate- contingent upon perspective) enough to have not experienced doubt in your relationship, allow me to inform you that it makes things very awkward. Doubt in a relationship can transpire for various reasons: inconsistencies, infidelity,  peer pressure, etc.  Whatever the cause of doubt, it must be addressed. Choosing not to address it will only lead you…

The (Ree)lationship Guide: Men, Do You Know How Your Woman is Affected by “Aunt Flow”?

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Fellas, there is a wealth of information you need to know about your woman when she’s preparing for her period/menstrual cycle, or what’s commonly known as Aunt Flow. Every month your woman is experiencing unique changes in her body to prepare for ovulation.  With this experience comes a high possibility of PMS or premenstrual syndrome. The symptoms of PMS vary from woman to woman, so it’s critically important that you…

Zimmerman should turn himself into the police

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In this video, I talk about why Zimmerman should turn himself into the police. With the way Zimmerman has been painted as a racist who hunted and slaughtered Trayvon Martin, he should help clear his name by turning himself in. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAcMWP2vls0&w=420&h=315]

We must do more to protect the gay community

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In this video, I discuss the recent rise in attacks on members of the gay community in Washington, DC and how it is truly troubling. You can believe that gays are going straight to hell, but let the God you claim to believe in deal with that. All human life is equal and no one has the right to take another person’s life when that victim has done harm to…

Mama’s Boy: 4 Things To Do Before Getting in a Relationship

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by The (Ree)lationship Guide Things can become very frustrating for your significant other when you refuse to loosen your tightened bond with your mother. I’ve heard horror stories from people who have dated men who are also “dating” their own mother. Before you decide to bring someone else into your life full-time, you must do these 4 things below:     1. Notify your mom.   Before you decide to…

The (Ree)lationship Guide: Ladies, Should You Wait for Him to Marry You?

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Far too often I meet with devastated female clients who are upset because their long-term boyfriend has not asked for their hand in marriage.  They are oftentimes torn between breaking up with him or waiting on him to propose on his own terms. The most common question asked is “Should I wait for him?” My response is a bit sophisticated, obviously because the causes of this situation vary from case-to-case….

For our daughters’ sake, let’s end misogyny in America

For our daughters’ sake, let’s end misogyny in America

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In this video, I discuss how Rush Limbaugh is just the latest example of the disdain this country has for women. It has to end if we really care about future generations of women. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uuGXnm7umKI&w=420&h=315]

A challenge to those who blame blacks

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In this video, I discuss the many commenters to my prior post who are quick to mention the fact (as if it’s a revelation) that black people kill more black people in our neighborhoods than any other group. They say it as if we have no right to speak on the Trayvon Martin killing. My challenge to those of you who feel this way is to see this as an…

The (Ree)lationship Guide: What Does It Mean to be “In Love”?

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A common request I get from my clients is to define what it means to be in love. My response is: A mutual exchange of the utmost respect and admiration for someone you exclusively share an intimate relationship with. The key words in my definition are mutual exchange, i.e. reciprocity. In other words, I’m saying one person can not be in love with someone who does not share that same…

Trayvon Martin dead. Am I next?

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Video: Trayvon Martin dead. Am I next? In this video I discuss how the Trayvon Martin killing highlights a real issue that black people and especially black men face on a daily basis: being killed for just doing what we’re supposed to do. In 2012, some people still believe that we don’t belong in certain neighborhoods, cars, or places of employment and, unlike other racial groups, it can really cost us…

The (Ree)lationship Guide: Are You Talking Too Much?

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Far too often I’ve run across situations in which someone’s significant other cheated on them with a childhood friend or a relative. While there is no excuse for this extreme deception, I’ve oftentimes questioned my clients about conversations they have with their “inner circle” regarding their relationship. Below are 3 relationship topics you may want to cease discussing with your “inner circle”.   1. Good sex. Bragging about good sex…