Match Me: The New Culture of Balance

Where I come from, we match. Whether that be a sack of indo or gas money, its a sign of camaraderie when you put what you have together with what I have, so we’ll have more. From grade school, boys and girls share everything from secrets to chocolate milk. We got older and wore matching…

The Formula: Why People Stay, or Leave

What makes people stay in relationships, or leave? We’ve all faced situations where we slipped up and deserved to be fired, but got a presidential pardon. Conversely, there are times when we expected clemency, only to be punished to the fullest extent. Like wtf?! It makes you wonder how Fate decides which relationship lives or…

Three Keys to Communication

There is no better feeling than to understand someone fully, and be understood the same. The perfect relationship doesn’t exist, but the perfect connection does. It’s the reason we endure the awkward getting-to-know-you stage, the petty arguments and misunderstandings, and pregnancy scares. It’s why we check bishes (male and female) for tryna get a slice…

Romantic Love Versus Practical Love

In the way that social media scrolling can uncover amazing life lessons, a friend of mine wondered aloud why people stay in arrangements that they aren’t happy in. After some lively back-and-forth, I suggested that happiness – as measured by emotional affection – isn’t always the most important factor to everyone. It sounded highly chauvinistic…

Willows and Oak Trees

At the time of night when men find themselves alone with their thoughts, we question our lives, decisions and impact on others. We unlock the box that we stow away by day, and experience the range of emotions that society tells us to suppress. Chief among them is regret for our wrongs, both recent and…