When it comes to the new year, I'm all about saying goodbye to the old and hello to the new, and this is especially true for relationships. People are either in your life as a blessing or lesson and have expiration dates in a season for a reason. From creating boundaries with toxic family members to bidding farewell to bare-minimum baes, xoNecole has all the tips on exactly how to Marie Kondo TF out of your contact list.
Keep scrolling for a list of the top 10 love and relationship reads on xoNecole in 2019:
Earlier this year, bestselling author Shonda Brown White pulled up at Michelle Obama's #IAmBecoming tour in Atlanta and collected all the gems from our Forever First Lady. Click to read 6 must-have pieces of advice on life and love that every woman needs to hear.
If spending time with or talking to your family is giving you anxiety, I hate to break it to you sis, but that's a sign it's time to create some very real boundaries with your loved ones and Shellie R. Warren knows exactly how you can get started.
I don't know who needs to hear this, but you aren't asking for too much. You're just asking the wrong person. If you're concerned that your knight in shining armor might just be another frog to kiss while you wait, this piece by Olivia Jade should help you find clarity.
In the past, Monica has been one to literally "kick down to smack your chick" in response to a man's infidelity, but the "So Gone" singer says that she now knows her beef was with the wrong person. This piece by yours, truly, explains exactly why Monica will never blame a woman for a man's mistakes.
In November, Netflix blessed us with the gift of Love Jones and expeditiously removed it from the platform at the beginning of this month. Why is it that Larenz Tate and Nia Long still give us all the feels more than two decades later? Shellie R. Warren explores the topic here.
No matter how many trials and tribulations 2019 sent your way, a good love story always saves the day. Like always, ya girl is here to come through with the come-through. Meagan Good spilled the details on the prayer she said before she met the man of her dreams, and according to her, it started with praying for growth, not a husband.
Just like your job, your marriage, and your edges, friendships require work and dedication. Shellie R. Warren has the secret to eliminating faux friends and developing a set of standards that will help you solidify TF out of your true squad.
Roses are red and violets are blue. If you speak my love language, I just might marry you. We all know how important it is to communicate in a way that your partner can actually receive, and Dani Simone helps us explore this even more through using the zodiac chart.
Dear men, 'Wyd?' is not emotional intimacy. While living in the digital world makes a lot of aspects of life easier, dating is not one of them. Shonda Brown White reminds us that text messages do not equal courtship and spills all the reasons why dating needs a rebirth.
Isolation is a sign of emotional abuse, and Jordin Sparks needs you to know that restricting who your man talks to is toxic AF. Click above to read why Jordin had to get her husband's comment section all the way together after he posted a photo with an old friend.
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