Empathy is a wonderful magic technique that brings you closer to whoever you use it on. It's like a potion that makes others calm down, listen to you, and feel connected with you.
When I arrived home from church last night, I was shocked to see that the sink wasn't cluttered with plates crusted in ketchup or cups stained with sour organic chocolate milk.
During a heated argument, words can fall from your lips before you think about their impact. Even when you're extremely angry, you should never resort to dirty fighting.
Harlan and Jennifer, August 25, 2012 "Your naked body should only belong to those who fall in love with your naked soul." -- Charlie Chaplin in a le...
My family did the best they could, but like in many Caribbean and African-American families, the symptoms and afflictions of depression were never addressed. At best, you get prayed over or, in my case, you get offered the option of an exorcism.
Knowing whether you're in a pattern of entanglement is key to resolving it once and for all. Otherwise, there's a "blind spot" that keeps you from moving forward, and you're doomed to keep repeating the pain and struggle.
When you're in love, social media is very good to you. Every encounter -- date night, food fight, and strolls in the park -- becomes a selfie photo shoot, and you just can't wait to upload those images to your page.
Perhaps relationship bliss is that simple: swallowing an easy-to-fling, hard-to-retract jibe, and instead being polite. It might just bring us closer to the peace we crave, at very little cost.
Author and artist Austin Kleon writes that when people give advice, they're really just talking to themselves in the past. I'll buy that. And by midli...
Money problems are frequently cited as a source of friction in marriages, and there is no doubt that bad finances can put a strain on a marriage. However, you can also turn that around and look at it the other way: A bad marriage can put an awful strain on a couple's finances.
If you're young, black and female, your identity might be a liability. Recent studies have proven that online dating can be tainted by racism.
My husband and I had our 17th wedding anniversary this year and I am thrilled that this marriage did not tank like the first two did. I don't know if I got better at marriage or just tired. I have learned a few things from my multiple marriages, and I would like to impart this wisdom to you.
Teasing, joking and making fun of ourselves and each other can often create intimacy, diffuse barriers and bond friends and colleagues.