You all know the story. It is one of my favorite chick flicks. But what man picks up a woman on prostitution row and marries her at the end of the week? Highly unlikely in the real world. But yet we all cling to that hope of being swiped off our feet by the rich gent. As a result, we live in some make-believe world that puts us at risk for HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases. And let's not forget the broken heart and spirit that also tags along. We are paralyzed by the “Pretty Woman Syndrome.” I’ve heard it over and over, “My relationship ain’t like that. My man isn’t like that.” You don’t know what your man is like! You think you know, but at the end of the day, you really don't know. All you know is what he tells you and what you can see.
What I’m talking about is women making smart choices about their life and body, regardless of what men do. Stop blaming other women for the failure of your relationship. The chances are, things were not as great as those on the outside looking in believed in the beginning. Even you saw the signs and ignored them. Yet again paralyzed by the “Pretty Woman Syndrome."
Married woman: Well, you must also find the power from within just like my girlfriend. Not all married men step outside of their marriage, but for those who do, you must renegotiate the relationship on terms that put you first.
Single women: Stop talking about how long you've been with a man and how much he loves you and using that as your rationale for not using a condom. If he loved you that much then he would stop wasting your pretty and marry you. But most important, if you loved you more than you loved him, then you would stop wasting your pretty.