Cheating= Exit to the Left!!!

Cheating is never an option. If your relationship is falling apart and you no longer want to be with that person have the decency to tell him/her. Money, sex, and dependency are selfish reasons to stay tied to someone. Always put yourself in that person’s shoes and see if you would like being used. In today’s society many people have lost their lives or have been seriously hurt because of cheating. Do the right thing and let that person go.

From the heart,
Gwendolyn
www.facebook.com/RelationshipsStartWithYou.

Just in Case…

 

Until God Opens the next door, you will praise Him in the hallway!!!

Until God Opens the next door, you will praise Him in the hallway!!!

When your circumstances look bleak, the situtation has gone on for a long period of time and everything points to hopelessness, always trust and believe that God STILL performs miracles.
He is working on your behalf everyday. He will strenghten you at your lowest point:

*bills are past due- he will send you a blessing or cancel the debt

*home is in forclosure-the Son of Man had nowhere to lay his head but He makes provisions for His children

*sickness and disease-he can touch you and make you whole

*wayward children-pray without ceasing and don’t give up; God
can make that child humble as a lamb

*marriage in crisis-he can restore it

*death of a loved one-he will give you peace

…and just in case God does not answer the way you want Him to know that he has something bigger, better and brighter for your future! Believe!!!

From the heart,
Gwendolyn-RSWY

When You Feel… by Gwendolyn Owens

Set aside the pains of the past, enjoy the ble...

Set aside the pains of the past, enjoy the blessings of the present, and look forward to the promises of the future. (Photo credit: deeplifequotes)

When You Feel…

When you feel like giving up-press forward

When you feel alone-look to the people who love and support you

When you feel discouraged-remember those words that uplift you

When you need strength-remember how far you’ve come

When you need anything-CALL ON GOD!

Blessings and be encouraged,

gto-RSWY

Women and Relationships Days 14-15 Surviving a Relationship Break-up

Breaking upBreaking up is REALLY hard to do but sometimes it is absolutely necessary. You thought you found your soul mate only to realize he’s spreading himself thin. You get angry and ask him to pack his bags and leave. Then, you wake up in the morning sending text messages, calling and wanting to explain that you were upset. You want to talk. The tables turn and he tell you emphatically it’s over. How do I go on with my life after being rejected? How do I survive a relationship break-up?

Heartbreak, for the most part is inevitable. You grab the tissue box, pint of ice cream, spoon and lay on the couch all day in your pajamas sulking and gorging on food, listening to love songs and watching romance movies that you once shared with your ex. You stop communicating with family and friends and you are not going to work. Should I have gotten upset? Maybe he really isn’t fooling around. Your mind is in a tailspin and you burst into tears.

Women see a break-up as personal failure instead of incompatibility. The gravity of the situation sets in and now you are alone. How do I begin the healing process? You formulate a plan and make the DECISION to deal with the pain, take the lessons  learned, forgive and move on. I know it sounds cut and down but that is the bottom line.

I was broken and distraught when my ex-husband left me. I spent years trying to figure out what I did wrong. Then, I had a conversation with my pastor and he said to me that God gives us free will; if the table was turned, would you want someone to force you to stay? Reality hit me in the face. My ex-husband had the right to leave because he was not happy. So, I had to accept the reality that he no longer loved me. I had to forgive him because I was emotionally stuck in 1995 and now it was time to begin working on me. I had to be transparent and I went through every emotion imaginable. My girlfriends were my anchor and I could not have healed if I did not have that loving support system.

How do you begin the healing process? You acknowledge the pain and you look at the part you played in the demise of the relationship. You keep things in perspective and you stop the emotional tape that plays in your head: why me? Keep yourself busy and remember all break-ups are not disastrous. It is to teach you invaluable and insightful lessons about yourself. Think about it. Do you really want to stay with someone that is no longer interested in you? Do you want to be with someone who is unfaithful and is putting your health at risk? You will find out how strong and resilient you really are and it will make you a better,stronger  person.

I commit to _____________________my past. I have to come to the realization that the relationship dissolved because________________________.

“Married in the Nick of Nine”, A Book Review

Sepia Says...

Happy Monday!

I hope everyone has had a purposeful weekend. Mine was rather busy but that’s another post for another day. With all that’s going on in my life these days, I rarely have time to just sit down and read. I love the art of the written word. As a writer/blogger/playwright, I love a good story.  A few weeks ago, I was contacted by playwright and published author, Alretha Thomas, to review her newest novel, “Married in the Nick of Nine”.

 

“An author and playwright, Alretha is making her name through her pen. Award winning plays and wanting to help her community, her background is as diverse as her personality. She started at the age of ten, when her 5th grade teacher picked and read her short story assignment in front of the class—that simple, loving act empowered a new writer. Continuing in high school, her numerous original…

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