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Since the beginning of time, black women were taught to stick by our man no matter what; to turn the other cheek when we knew they are up to no good. Black women have always been the strength in our black families: the doctors, the cook, the caregivers, the secretary, the best friend, the confidant, etc.

But as time has progressed, things have changed. We have become educated, bread winners, and still were able to maintain the family structure. It seems as though our black men are intimidated by that. I say it's time for us to take a stand for ourselves and pick up the pieces after our divorces.

Again, we have always been the backbone in our families. It's time for us to realize our self worth; time to take care of ourselves, and think about our happiness for a change; to do the things that make us happy for once in our life.

Please don't get me wrong, I'm still struggling with my divorce, but I want to change that. I want to make things happen for myself, but I can't do this alone. I need the support of my sister friends; black, white, pink or purple with this struggle. 

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