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The (Ree)lationship Guide: There Really Is a Thin Line Between Love and Hate

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by Ree, “The (Ree)lationship Guide” I recently ran across a photo of Usher Raymond and his ex-wife Tameka Foster in court continuing their fight for custody of their two children- I’m assuming. This amazing photo captures a vast array of tensions. In the foreground, you see a solemn Usher appearing as if he’s trying to hold himself together while Tameka Foster, with a sinister smirk on her face, exudes the…

7 Dumb Things We Do In Relationships

7 Dumb Things We Do In Relationships

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As the tempatures rise, this seems to be the time of year where we enjoy the company of a significant other. There are walks to take, trips to embark on and long talks to have in the park. Unfortunately unless we learn better skills to manage our relationships it may start on a good note, but it always ends up the same way. Disappointment occurs when we do not have…

The (Ree)lationship Guide: 4 Ways to Identify a Man with ‘Potential’

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by Ree, “The (Ree)lationship Guide”   I recently had a conversation with a group of single ladies about whether or not they’d consider dating a man who is unemployed and/or working an entry-level job.  Majority of the ladies said no- stating the man’s ability to financially support the relationship (e.g. dinner and a movie) and a future household as reasons of concern. I will never be an advocate of a…

The (Ree)lationship Guide: Chris Brown Is Exuding Signs of a Bitter Ex-Boyfriend

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by Ree, “The (Ree)lationship Guide” R&B recording artist Chris Brown recently hit the studio to record the remix to Kanye West’s “Theraflu” record. The media was abuzz with rumors that Chris Brown dissed Rihanna in the song. Peep the lyrics below: “Don’t fuck with my old bitch, it’s like a bad fur Every industry nigga done had her Trick or treat like a pumpkin just to smash her“ Chris has…

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The (Ree)lationship Guide: Are Black Men ‘Bitter’ About Love?

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by Ree, “The (Ree)lationship Guide” In 2005, Tyler Perry’s  film titled “Diary of a Mad Black Woman” attempted to shed light on possible reasons why African American females are “angry” in regards to love and relationships. Four years later, Tim Alexander filmed a narrative/documentary titled “Diary of a Tired Black Man” that displayed video footage of conversations with minority (primarily African American) men and women regarding love and relationships. Majority…

I am WOMAN!

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  My sisters, mis hermanas…. In my short little time here on this lush green Earth, I have come to know a beautiful diverse amount of women.  All from different areas in the country or another country, in life, in goals etc.  But the one thing that some of them lacked was the acknowledgment of the power that lies within all of us women. Which is just that, being a…

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…

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…

The (Ree)lationship Guide: 3 Common, Teeth-Cringing Statements Men and Women Make about the Opposite Sex

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Throughout my journey of consulting with people about their dating and relationship woes, I’ve heard some disrespectful and outright ignorant statements from men and women about the opposite sex. Below are a few statements from each gender that literally make my teeth cringe. Let’s work together to rid ourselves of such narrow-minded thinking!   3 Common Statements Made by Men   1. “Women are crazy.” This statement shows a level…

Let’s Discuss NBA Player J.R. Smith’s [Ass]tronomical Love Life with The (Ree)lationship Guide

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The media has been abuzz with news of the $25,000 fine imposed on New York Knicks’ J.R. Smith for tweeting a picture of his girlfriend’s [ass]tronomical body part. The $25,000 should be the least of his concerns, as he’s probably spending that amount of money on his monthly expenses. His biggest concern should be his relationship. Let’s assume his girlfriend knew his intentions prior to the media catching wind of…