Real Talk on Relationships

If you have been in my tribe a while now or even if you’re brand new, you probably know that my family means EVERYTHING to me. I’m all about family, and I love to share my family with all of you as you are my extended family.

So…this week I invited my son, Jelani, and my nephew, Justin, to take a walk with me as I dish out some delicious, dynamic conversation about relationships and invite them to do the same.

Relationships can be SO smooth, but they can also be SO complicated. Whether it is a relationship with a family member, a romantic relationship or a friendship, there are always peaks and valleys.

When I reflect on the valleys, I realize there are some common themes that show up again and again.The times when relationships became most challenging were when I didn’t say what I was feeling. When I was being a coward to confrontation. The times when I held things in for so long that it was easier to shut the relationship down then try to do the work to repair it. And the times when I tried to keep quiet to keep the peace — which by the way NEVER, EVER brought me peace.

So listen as some of the most important people in my life weigh in on their thoughts on what makes relationships work. You’ll even get to meet one of my favorite cousins!  Then, I encourage you to take a few minutes and ask yourself:

  • What are the key ingredients that make your relationships rich and fulfilling?
  • What are the common patterns or pitfalls you see yourself repeating so that you can tweak them moving forward?

I love reading your comments. I love your #BOLs (for those of you who might be new here, #BOL is breakthrough out loud.) So, let me know what came up for you below.

Remember, THIS is your community, and we are all in one big, dynamic relationship. We are here to support and love each other. I truly value my relationship with each and every one of you.

Your Sister in Prosperity and in Possibility,

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  1. Edna
    Edna says:

    I love how candid and open you are with your content . I a-ha moment was when you described different personality types and learning how to respond and understand different personalities. I’m always very alpha female and I assume everyone understands that . Often times it has caused friction for me in a relationship because I tend to approach them with my standard alpha female personality .

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