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?
A relationship can be very challenging… because it’s not a fairytale. While everyone looks for that perfect partner with no faults, the reality is that no one is perfect. In this episode, Sherley and Kira discuss 3 key ways to help build a solid relationship. There will always be bumps in the road and we are here to help you stop setting down your own. We discuss the importance of being mindful, creating the right barriers, selflessness and communicating.
Every relationship is different and has its own sets of needs so there is no one size fits all answer here. I cannot tell you what is best for your relationship. It really comes down to the two of you sitting down to figure out the wisest path for your future. There are many factors to consider; finances, work, children, family, rented and/or owned property, healthcare, and so on. One great way to begin to figure out what’s best for you is couple’s therapy. If you’re able to afford therapy, consider talking through all of your decisions in therapy which will help you see what you are emotionally ready for as well. Because it’s not just a physical, tangible decision. This decision will affect you mentally and emotionally as well.
The first time going to a gynecologist can be nerve wracking but that’s normal. Do your research. Ask loved ones for recommendations. Decide if you feel comfortable with a female or male doctor. That is your choice. You must feel comfortable going to the practitioner that you will be visiting on a regular basis. It’s important to have that trust and be comfortable with someone you will be exposing yourself to. Let them know if you prefer small talk or not if you find that one or the other is more calming during your visits. Establish a healthy relationship with your practitioner from the get go so that everyone is on one accord and the anxiety of visiting the gynecologist dwindles.
I love makeup but it is not a passion for me. I don’t consider myself to be a makeup artist, but I have learned from some of the best on YouTube when it comes to applying your makeup correctly. It is a form of art and some people are better at it than others, literally. You can keep your makeup natural and simple or completely transform yourself. My personal opinion is why would you want to look like a completely different person with makeup? The point is to enhance your natural features and add a new dimension to your face. It’s not even supposed to be noticeable—just a subtle definition.
It is crucial to have skincare products that work for your skin and not against your skin.