Sustaining Healthy Love

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Grown Zone Book Shelf: 4 Financial Languages

When pursuing sex, love and relationships, it is critical for you to learn to screen out relationship prospects who are unhealthy for you, and to effectively communicate with those who prove qualified to engage in healthy, intimate relationships. That includes financial intimacy. 4 Financial Languages: The Secrets to Communicating About Money by Tarra Jackson, is an excellent resource designed to help you do just that. Not only am I recommending [...]

Lela Rochon and Antoine Fuqua: Weight Gain Does Not Cause Infidelity And Weight Loss Can’t Prevent It

During an interview for a radio show, I was asked about the Antoine Fuqua/Lela Rochon/Nicole Murphy situation, and specifically about the idea that actor Rochon’s weight gain created the opportunity/justification for infidelity. Movie director Fuqua (who as of this post, is still married to Rochon) and Murphy (the former wife of actor and comedian Eddie Murphy) were caught kissing by paparazzi, the photo of which was widely publicized by TMZ. [...]

How To Find And Keep The Greatest Love Of Your Life

You can’t have a faithful and fulfilling relationship with excellence while cheating with mediocrity. This is true in all areas of endeavor, from business to music and sports; it also applies to love and relationships. You don’t always get what’s healthy for you in love and relationships; but you always get what you accept. Unfortunately, too many of us never experience Grown, loving relationships of H.E.R.—Honor, Esteem and Respect—because we have [...]

In A Healthy Relationship, Either You Both Win, Or Nobody Does

“Just because we fight all the time, doesn’t mean there’s something wrong with our relationship. It doesn’t mean we don’t love each other.” How many times have you heard—or said—some version of this? How often has this been used as justification for all manner of neglect, disrespect, abuse and even violence between relationship partners? Many of us have been conditioned to translate a fact—there is no such thing as a [...]

Relationship Goals: What Good, Healthy Love Looks Like

Water is necessary to live. But not all water is safe to drink; in fact, if it is contaminated, it can be quite deadly. The same applies to relationships. To be Grown is to set higher standards for what healthy love and loving are—to accept not just anything that passes for love, but nothing less than Grown, healthy love, what we call Good Love. Helping people to stop chasing substitutes [...]

Grown Zone Book Shelf: People Tools For Love And Relationships

One of our primary motivations for writing our book, Loving In The Grown Zone: A No-Nonsense Guide to Making Healthy Decisions in the Quest for Loving, Romantic Relationships of Honor, Esteem and Respect, is to provide a guide to loving safely, before engaging in physical, sexual, emotional and/or financial intimacy. While we also aim to help our readers to either renegotiate the terms of or end unhealthy relationships, our mission [...]

Grown Zone Speaks With Essence About Creating An Argument-Proof Marriage

Earlier this year, Grown Zone co-founders Zara D. Green and Alfred A. Edmond Jr. were interviewed by Essence.com Relationships Editor and Marriage Blogger Charli Penn about dealing with arguments and confrontation in relationships, and specifically marriages. Penn’s article from that interview, “Your Relationship Protection Plan,” was published in the October 2015 issue of Essence magazine. What follows here is our full interview with Penn. ESSENCE: What are some tips for [...]