7/30/2014- “Woman Drama”

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Hey Mikey,

I’m having some issues with my new girlfriend and I’m not sure what do about them. I have been trying to be friends with my ex girlfriend, and I even introduced her to my new girlfriend. Surprisingly, they hit it off and actually became good friends. I figured I had nothing to worry about until me and my new girl got into an argument. She brought up some stuff from my old relationship to back up fears she has about us being together. My ex claims that she hasn’t said anything to her incriminating about me, but I just don’t know because she has a history of meddling in other people’s business. I did also catch my new girlfriend reading my journal, maybe she found out from there. I doubt that my ex girlfriend would say something nasty about me, due to her deeply spiritual nature. What should I do to patch up things between me and my new girl? I do want us to work out.

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The Haves & The Have Nots- “Checkmate”

It’s anything but a happy family reunion when Jim accuses Celine of allowing their son into his life. She admonishes him for his apathy towards the boy. He demands to know how Carlos knows was his father. She tells him he simply remembers him as a child, but Jim demands answers as to what he wants. She tries to tell him he wants nothing but time with him and that he would not extort money from him. Celine is hurt by his ignorance and fights for her son saying they both want what is “fair.” She further berates him for his mistreatment of her in the past and his lavish lifestyle and hints at having a great love for him. She warns him not to push her, especially since she knows so much about him. Hanna arrives home to find Candice still there waiting for Benny. Hanna tells her Quincy did not kill her son, that she feels it in her spirit. She believes he used their son as a pawn to hustle her out of fifty thousand dollars. She promises to find Quincy, but Candice dismisses her. At the campaign office, Maggie gives Jim a new tie and flirts with him. Jim interrupts them and demands she fire Carlos. She agrees and begins to work with them on their speech until Veronica interrupts them and demands to speak with David. She and Maggie face off over David, with the former telling her to go after Jim and leave David alone! Veronica turns around and blames David for Jeffrey and Landon and accuses him of sleeping with Maggie. She demands he come to Katheryn’s dinner and refuses to hand over the Sedan. She also agrees to to stand by him for his campaign, but refuses to allow him to come home. David dismisses her and makes a phone call.

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Hit The Floor- “Steal”

Ahsha manages to “Steal” the opening scene of “Hit The Floor” as she rehearses alone in The Devil Girls’ practice stage. She is interrupted by Derek when he brings everything she has left at his home. They wish each other well and part ways. Back at the hotel, Pete and Sloane bask in the afterglow of their lovemaking. She promises him she will not leave him again. At Jelena’s condo, Terence resists seeing the doctor for his knee until Jelena offers to go with him. They make love on her sofa. At Sloane’s home, Ahsha prepares to go through Derek’s things and reveals she knew about his drug habits. Ahsha is taken aback at how hands off her mother was with her relationship. Sloane informs her that she and her father are together. At the arena, Oscar corners Kyle almost demanding she do a new job for him. Jude and Zero have sex, afterwards the former questions their relationship status. Zero tells him he has been with men and women, but does not do relationships and only wants to “have fun.” Kyle joins forces with Sloane and Raquel. Pete meets with Lionel and informs her he is no longer drinking and to inform her he has dropped their divorce papers off to her lawyer. She is heartbroken. At the arena, Jelena and Sloane face off about her photograph and time off.

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Get Your First Look! Gal Gadot as “Wonder Woman” in “Batman Vs. Superman: Dawn Of Justice!”

Titans will clash and the Earth will shake when Batman and Superman face off in 2016’s “Batman Vs. Superman: Dawn Of Justice (BVSDJ)!” Naturally, we expected to see lots of scenes with The Dark Knight and Man Of Steel fighting, but fans everywhere were thrilled to learn a few other superheroes would be making appearances in the film. Wonder Woman, Aquaman, and Nightwing are confirmed to appear; but of these three heroes only Wonder Woman has garnered a great deal of controversy. Many fans did/do not feel Gal Gadot has the powerful, Amazonian physique as Wonder Woman and there was greater controversy surrounding her costume. Would she be portrayed realistically in armor and covered, or would she be in her traditionally skimpy attire. It has taken an eternity to get any visuals from “Batman Vs. Superman: Dawn Of Justice!” Luckily, in honor of Comic-Con, Warner Bros. studios has finally released images of Gal Gadot as “Wonder Woman,” fully costumed!

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Men & Women Can Be Friends: Why I Love My Girls

Everyone knows your teenage years can be more trying than any other time in your life. The fluctuations in hormones, learning to maneuver an unfamiliar adult body, social awkwardness, and overwhelming peer pressure are nothing less than torturous. It’s during times like these that having the right group of friends can make or break you into the person you will become. There are few truths greater than the saying, “you are the company you keep…” Fortunately, I found myself in good company. The friends I surrounded myself with sought to be, and became, great people. Whatever challenges, insecurities, or doubts that kept them from making themselves better I witnessed them overcome and eradicate them. That group of friends just so happened to be all female–my girls.

Honestly, friendship is genderless. Men and women can be friends–best friends even. I was your stereotypical troubled teen; angry with the world, and even angrier with myself for not “measuring up.” It was me against the world, and with hubris, I believed I stood a chance.  Unsurprisingly, not only did I fall flat on my face–I fell on my face; through the floor, and plummeted towards Earth’s core–that proverbial “rock bottom” everyone eventually learns about. In my light – less gloom, swaddled in despair and loneliness; there I suddenly found myself in the care of five amazing women. Since then, more amazing women have become apart of my life. Truthfully and sincerely, being their friend has been the greatest decision of my life.

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7/26/2014- “Prozac & Textbooks”

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Mikey,

My life just got turned upside down. I recently found out my wife is bipolar. She was diagnosed this past week by our doctor.  Honestly, I thought she was just moody but now I see it for what it really is–a disease. For the most part, things are good between us but right now we definitely disagree about her working. She is a Kindergarten teacher and I don’t think she should continue working.  No Child should be subjected to someone with that type of condition. We already have a daughter and I’m keeping tabs on her personally. But the parents of those other kids won’t know she is ill. She feels like I’m being a tyrant, but I’m just trying to protect her and give her an easier life. What do you personally think? I’m good at admitting when I’m in the wrong, but this time in think I’m in the right.

-Temperance

***Temperance, I’d prefer your pen name be “Understanding” or “Empathetic.” Those two things are exactly what your wife needs at the moment.  Just because a person is bipolar does not mean she cannot work as a teacher. As long as she takes her medication and regularly sees a licensed psychiatrist for therapy she should be fine. FYI man people you are not aware of doctors, policemen, specialists, and even some Presidents have mental illnesses and are in no way deficient at their jobs. Don’t allow assumptions and misinformation keep you from fully understanding your wife’s condition or even worse prevent her from living her life!  By the way, keep an eye on your daughter and not because she is in danger from her mother,  but because the condition is hereditary and females are more prone to it. Be a great husband and responsible partner!

☆Need advice? Simply leave your question in the comments section of this post, or email at  HeyMikeyATL@gmail.com. Be sure to pick a pen name! Thanks for checking me out! -Mikey ♡

For more information on mental illness please check out the website for the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) click the link below:
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7/26/2014- “How To Deal (Thank You Frankie J)”

Hey Mikey,

I have to move to New York for a big opportunity. The problem is my girl just got into a really good pre-med program at Emory. Being a doctor is her dream and I can’t ask her to come with me. I certainly don’t wanna stay though and not fulfill my dreams. What should I do because I feel like she’s the one and I don’t want to break up? Still, I know from past conversations neither of us are good at long distance anything.  Please help,  I’m really stressed and pressed by this.

-Dream Chaser

***Dream Chaser, this is one of those double edged situations where you’re hurt and benefited at the same time.  Honestly, you and your girl have to do what is best for you at this time. If you feel like she’s the one,  and she truly is, then everything will work itself out no matter what life and distance may throw at you. Sorry but life’s not some old Burger King motto, you can’t “have it your way.” The fulfillment of any dream will come with some price. Pay it now and avoid regret later. After all regret is the one emotion you can’t do anything about…

☆Need advice? Simply leave your question in the comments section of this post, or email at  HeyMikeyATL@gmail.com. Be sure to pick a pen name! Thanks for checking me out! -Mikey ♡