His friends. Your girls. His mama. Your boss. His kids. When it comes to a relationship, there are rarely just two people involved.
In the September issue of ESSENCE, Relationships Editor Charreah K. Jackson explored how to navigate nosey third parties in your relationship. "For African-Americans, nobody is ever a stranger. We talk to people more freely and tell our business," says Lester L. Barclay, Chicago attorney and author of The African-American Guide to Divorce & Drama (Khari Publishing). "In many instances, what other people think has a significant influence on how we view our relationships."
For a special edition of our popular ESSENCE Twitter Party #SheTime, we are discussing the impact others have on who and how we love and tips to make sure your love is protected from outside forces. Join us Thursday, August 22nd at 8pm EST.
Be sure to follow @ESSENCEmag and our brand new dating and relationships account, @ESSENCELoveCrew for questions and include #SheTime in all tweets.