Last Friday we discussed steps 3-4 to gaining a healthy financial relationship. Today we conclude with steps 5-6. Step 5: Establish a routine time to sit down and discuss your finances Life is full of ups and downs and changes. It is important to recognize the importance of setting up
Last Friday we discussed Step 1-2 of the Six Steps to Gaining A Healthy Financial Relationship. Today, we continue with Steps 3-4. Step 3: Learn to control emotions Emotions do exist, so it is often a challenge for most to put emotions aside or at least channel them when discussing
One of the biggest predictors of a relationship coming to a gridlock and subsequently ending in contempt is a couple not figuring out how to nurture their financial relationship. Money has been known to be associated with conflict and problems. In fact, there are many common sayings about money that
Have you ever met a woman who proudly proclaims she “thinks like a man” but in reality she “acts like a man,” when it comes to love matters. She tries to stay in control emotionally by appearing emotion-Less. She agrees to have sex with no ties, but weeks later she may
When muddling through the muck and mire of a relationship, it can be hard to know where to turn for advice. As you well know, there are a lot of folks working under the guise of “relationship expert”, and I have noted on more than one occasion how much these
My recent post on Essence.com caused quite a kerfuffle. Read he post in full below. If I had a nickel for every time I heard a woman say “he has to pay to play,” I would own a professional football team by now. That mindset of entitlement totally baffles me.
It’s a realization some couples come to after they’ve been married a while. It’s painful to even acknowledge this. How they arrive at this point varies. Perhaps the honeymoon stage wore off quicker than either of them expected. It could be that there are conversations that should’ve been had before
If you have ever been in a situation where you wanted to break it off with a man who is angry and insecure, you know how hard it can be. You might be in that situation right now. Women often wonder how they found themselves in a relationship with a
Team BLF is excited to welcome BlogXilla to our roster of bloggers. Mostly known as Xilla the “champion for good women” speaks at Xilla’s One Night Stand. If you ever wondered how to find a boyfriend or why you can’t find love then you need to listen to Xilla’s Four
Women often fall for texting, e-mailing, or Skyping with a man thinking that it’s a real relationship. Dating and relating happens in person.
In September of last year I did a vlog entitled “Having An Opinion, Doesn’t Make You A Relationship Expert” and it was met with a luke-warm reception. Especially from a few of the folks that took it personally. I felt like I was a lone voice wanting to hold men
So you’re not quite the Next Top Model, but you’re attractive enough so that you do have options. You’re sure of what you want and refuse to settle for less but guys are either turn offs or not who they say they are. Well the problem could be in the
This one is for the fellas, keep in mind that women are fickle beasts with many delicate sensibilities. Its not our fault, but not only are we bred differently, but we also are affected differently by things that don’t have much of an effect on men. So when it comes
Lying is like a man’s native language. We come straight out the womb speaking it fluently. Before we can even pronounce Mama or Dadda, we use our body language to tell our lies. While some of us grow out of it(partially), there are some who don’t care to venture from our
…usually women who see what they want, and go after it. There’s this misconception being spread by a particular relationship expert(I won’t call names), that women who make the first move are thirsty and selling themselves short. She, like a lot of women, don’t understand why a man might not be
Set your intentions in dating by clarifying what you are looking for upfront, however it may not be necessary to communicate that right away.
This video is all about giving to your man in proper proportion to where you are in the relationship. That means not paying his rent or bills and you haven’t even made a commitment yet. Best, Trenia
We are well into Holiday Season and its how time we discussed an awkward situation. How do you handle meeting the family and friends of your new boo? Trenia P. lends her expertise.
Dear Coach, Help me! I am in a situation that I have no clue what to do. I’ve been seeing someone for about 4 weeks, and I like them, but my heart is still with someone else. I thought I was doing the right thing by moving on, but I
Can a big girl get a man? Does she have significantly fewer choices? Trenia Parham speaks candidly about Curvy Girl Dating! ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Trenia Parham is a dating coach, entrepreneur, speaker, writer and seminar leader and creator of the Delicious Dating Mastery Program. FollowTrenia on Twitter
He works in the building I live in and we have a crush on each other. I like him and he likes me. How do I know? He stepped to me and made it clear. Now, I’ve only let him know in so many words for only one reason. I
Distance makes the heart grow fonder…or yonder. When dealing with the dating phenomenon of a long distance relationship (or, LDR, for short), there are a few things to be considered. A personal fan of the LDR myself, I have heard and experienced firsthand the pros and cons of such a
When a person decides to stray or leave the relationship, its not the other person’s fault! Women often blame the other woman if their man cheats or leaves the relationship. But he’s the one who should be held responsible. Previous Video Blog “Setting up an online dating profile‘. ABOUT THE
If you have ever had an online dating profile that seemed to not attract what you were looking for, then this video is for you. If you have NEVER tried online dating and you are considering setting up your first profile, see this clip first! ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Trenia Parham
Love is an uncontrollable feeling that overwhelms your mental stability. When people fall in love whether it be with another person, an animal, or a material item, your body gets weak, you have jitters, and your mind is completely consumed on that one thing or one person. Love has no