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    The Women of #BlackLove S:1 E:8 & 9 Maybe Baby/Crash the Party

    As we near the end of the #BlackLove journey, we’ve seen all five women go through a great deal of personal growth. Jae   Jae admits that in the beginning, she did not believe in “the one”. With the help of Jack and Damona, she was able to realize she’s been running away from the hurt of past relationships. Now Jae has hope of finding someone to love and commit to.Jae tells me, “A personal challenge I had is letting go of preconceived notions about what younger men and women would be like as potential partners. Damona councils that perhaps if I open myself up, I might find someone younger like me with as much to…

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    The Women of #BlackLove S:1 E:7 Feeling Some Kinda Way

    This week on #BlackLove, the workshop is about letting go of the fear of sexual and emotional intimacy, to better be able to open the doors of connection, empathy, understanding and compassion. Jae Jae understands that getting hurt is a part of life, so her focus is to try to create situations where that doesn’t happen.La tells her not to let past relationships control her fear of getting hurt again.  Eventually, Jae wants intimacy, love and vulnerability, but right now she wants the freedom of dating without the obligations that go along with commitment. It’s clear she’s not in the same place that the other women are, and that’s okay.    Damona sets Jae…

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    The Women of #BlackLove S:1 E:6 Pack Your Bags

    We all have baggage that we don’t want to let go of. This week on #BlackLove, the experts dig deep to find the pieces of the past that are stopping the girls from moving on in their relationships. Certified dating coach, Damona Hoffman asks them to have the courage to fight through their fear so they can let it go and move on. JaeJae is still holding on to fear…fear of commitment, fear of having her heart broken again, fear of the unknown. Damona says she needs to get honest with herself and understand she is allowing her past to write her future.  It’s not only past relationships that have caused fear. Jae gets real with…

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    The Women of #BlackLove S:1 E:5 Miss Independent

    Being a strong, independent woman can present challenges when looking for a partner. This week the women of #BlackLove talk about those challenges.One of the issues the girls discuss is that as strong, independent women, they have trust issues and difficulty letting go of control. Monet   Jack Daniels dishes out some tough love with Monet in one of the most compelling relationship conversations I’ve heard.Monet admits that she tries to make it work with men that aren’t a good fit. She gives her heart to men when they aren’t worthy of it.Jack tells Monet, “Men are instinctive. For us, the instinct is to smell things that basically help us survive”. He goes…

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    The Women of #BlackLove S:1 E:4 Like a Virgin

    This week’s lessons on #BlackLove are all about planting the seeds of being open and vulnerable for a successful relationship. As always, our girls brought all the emos to the table and we start out with Jae.  Jae Two relationships that ended badly caused devastating heartbreak for Jae and she is completely withdrawn and guarded. “I would be happy if I could go back to being the soft, vulnerable person that I used to be able to be in relationships,” says Jae.  But it goes even deeper than that. Jae reveals her mom was the first person to walk away from her when she was young. The feeling of abandonment is at…

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    The Women of #Black Love – Getting Out of Their Own Way S:1 E:2

    FYI’s groundbreaking TV series, #BlackLove follows five women through 10 weeks of workshops with psychotherapist, Jack Daniels and certified dating coach, Damona Hoffman. The task last week was for the five women to focus on exactly what they were looking for in a man. Points to consider; deal breakers and separating wants from needs. A deal breaker for Monet Bell, is a man who seeks happiness in someone else. “For me, I need you to be whole on your own before we get together.” This week they need to consider how they may be getting in their own way of finding love. The convo goes deep and examines how confident, strong, women of color are stereotyped in…

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    The Women of #BlackLove – Hopes, Reflections of S:1 E:1

    Production company Kinetic Content and FYI network nail it once again with groundbreaking and authentic programming. Their newest docu-series, #BlackLove, follows five women, through ten weeks of relationship therapy. It’s a journey of self-discovery, friendship and finding love.    This is a journey that millions of single people can relate to. Love is universal. Finding acceptance and inner happiness are key to building a lasting relationship. But it takes brutal honesty. That’s where the experts come in.      Jack Daniels   Jack is a psychotherapist, best selling author and known as the “king of breakthroughs”. With a focus on emotional growth and the development of relationships, his goal is to teach these women…

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    Monet Bell Talks Life After Married At First Sight and New Series #BlackLove

    Viewers watched in despair as Monet Bell and Vaughn Copeland struggled on season 1 of FYI’s Married at First Sight, ultimately, deciding to divorce. Although a year has passed, the transition from married to single life has not been an easy one. Tonight, Monet will appear again on our screens in the new FYI hit series, #BlackLove.What has Monet’s life been like and what can we expect from #BlackLove? I’ve got the scoop. What was your life like after your split with Vaughn Copeland on Married at First Sight? It was difficult from the standpoint of dealing with the TV exposure. I made the decision to share my romantic life with the world. It’s not…