Within the first year of us living together and marrying, I lost about 20 lbs. Now that I think about it, my grandma tried to get me to see the red flags; alluding to the fact that the weight loss signified that there was stress in my relationship long before I said “I do”. Like so many other women, my rose colored glasses just didn’t allow me to see the shit before I stepped in it. Truth is I really wanted to be married. Perhaps I was in love with the idea of being in love. That had to be the bulk of the reason because today, I wouldn’t even hold a conversation with a man who was doing the things “Jackase” was doing at the time, much less marry him. I knew before we walked down the aisle that he was capable of lying, cheating and calling me out of my name. I knew before we exchanged vows that there would be nights that he wouldn’t come home or answer my calls. I knew I was signing up for night after night of sitting by my window waiting to recognize familiar headlights. I knew all of these things yet I married him anyway. I saw all of these red flags but charged ahead. I was convinced that the devil was against me but I was stronger and would win in the end.
This is an unedited excerpt from Shemeka Michelle’s upcoming book! “Keep it NAKED!” is an aggressive self-help book based on her real life experiences. This book doesn’t just rattle off advice. It takes you on a journey; honestly discussing topics from relationships & parenting to religion & divorce. Shemeka Michelle believes we all have the power to live life authentically but only if you…… Keep it NAKED!
Don’t miss future post or information on the book release. Subscribe now![mc4wp_form id=”879″]