Relationships aren’t easy. We grow up thinking that we will find our prince, our knight in shining armor to protect us. The truth is, we need to learn how to be the best individuals that we can be on our own as well as the best half of a relationship that we can be in every type of relationship: family, friend, romantic, etc... It is our responsibility to be honest with ourselves and do the work to go beyond the surface of what we see mentally, emotionally, and physically in order to love as selflessly and boldly as possible. So let’s learn together how to find the love of your life and how to get married to the right person. Let’s figure out how to stop getting cheated on, how to keep a relationship fresh, and how to set expectations in your relationship. Let’s day by day discover how to realistically get our happily ever after.
Femme Naturelle provides an atmosphere where every woman is comfortable growing into their best self. Femme Naturelle is a no judgment blog where we discuss how to rise strong out of all types of obstacles that come with relationships. Through personal life experiences and discussions ranging from infidelity, trust, forgiveness, sex, heartbreak, self love, therapy and more, we offer words of empowerment as you strive to build and maintain all of the relationships in your life.
"Do not allow yourself to be distracted by the negatives of this world, pay attention, stay positive and live life." - Sherley Altidor
As I sit behind this computer screen thinking of different ways to start my post, my mind is racing. This is probably going to be the hardest post to write because it is not easy to talk about things that make you re-live the events that leave you battered and scarred deep inside.
But it is important that I do, because pain offers experience and insight and gives you a perspective that you didn’t think of earlier. And it is this ‘learning’ from life lessons that I want to share with you. After all, how can I claim to offer support to other women if I did not go through similar situation?
Forgiveness is a major part of the healing process. It is defined as “a conscious deliberate decision to release feelings of hurt and resentment toward someone who has hurt you whether they deserve your forgiveness or not.” In this episode, Sherley and Kira discuss what it means to be a prisoner of self, choosing to release feelings of hurt and resentment in order to heal, expectations, and loving unconditionally.
Being in a relationship for over 20 years, I can say that I am close to an expert when it comes to date night. I will pat myself on the back for this one because it’s not easy keeping it fresh. You really have to be creative and step outside the box to continue the adventure of falling in love with each other all over again on a night out (or in). Routine dates can get boring after awhile, so I’m here to give you some ideas for switching it up. I myself have not tried all of these ideas and all of these suggestions may not work for every couple. My hope is that this list will help spark the connection between you and your partner as you find the right date night for you. Let’s jump on!
What’s great about social media is that we can create our safe space. There is a lot that we can control. The same can be said for taking a step back and examining your presence in all of this. When taking a social media detoxification, you set the perimeters for how you’d like to go about taking that break. Nobody knows what you need during this break from social media more than you. Do you need your weekly activity to drop to zero on all platforms? Do you find that one or two platforms have been particular challenges to positively engage in? Do you find that it is more enjoyable and manageable to cruise through social media only in the mornings, during your lunch hour, the evenings, or only on the weekend? Nobody can tell you what kind of detox that you need to take because nobody knows your social media habits better than you. I will say that you will get what you put into this exercise. So you have to be honest with yourself.