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Do Relationship Books Help?

I’m not really into many self-help books when it comes to my reading preferences, but after a friend of mine ranted and raved about this relationship book I decided to pick it up. The book is called Why Men Love Bitches and before you jump to any conclusions it’s not talking about your typical mean evil bitch. Instead the bitch in this book has a feeling of confidence, freedom, and empowerment or in other words doesn’t play around when it comes to men.

As someone who hasn’t been in a committed relationship in about 4 years and that’s been dating goofballs on and off this book does have some great tips. The book compares the nice girl to the bitch I would have to say I’m a little of both but lately I’ve been slipping and I’ve been too nice. Here are some tips the book recommends …

1. Always act like you’re the prize.

2. When a woman acts as though she’s capable of everything she’s stuck doing everything.

3. Don’t be emotionally dependent on a ma.

4. He must feel you choose to be with him not that you need to be with him. Only then he will perceive you as an equal partner.

These are just some tips from the book. Some of the of the tips I agree with and some I do not. But do you feel books on relationships help?

Coal Hot Links


Coal Hot Links is a new feature I’ll be bringing to Charcoal Ink that will feature sites, news, and blogs that were finding hot at the moment. Coal Hot Links will be posted once a week here’s a sample hope you enjoy!

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  • 25 Books by GLBT Authors of Color,¬† If you’re looking for a new book to get into here’s a list of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry written by authors such as James Baldwin, Lynn Harris and many more.
  • In entertainment news we have another black woman following the footsteps of VH1 reality stars New York and Chilli in the club of “trying to find love”. Top American Model contestant Toccara is trying to get her own show in hopes of finding love you can read more about it here.
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