In this article I wanted to do a celebrity spotlight on two relationships that I find interesting and that contain problems that could happen in any relationship. Both of the relationships stem from, the Real Housewives of Atlanta. And although there are many problems on this show, the relationships that I would like to focus on is Todd and Kandi as well as Pheadra and Apollo.
Lets first start with Todd and Kandi. So, this is where we clearly see a mother coming in between a relationship. And although I do not know either of them I would like to say that Todd really seems like a good guy. A specific episode that I would like to focus on is where Kandi had the conservation with Todd about her mother not “feeling “ him. After which point, Todd was understandably upset. First I would like to say this. There are times when you do not take a man side over your mother's. But this is NOT one of those times. At this point and time Kandi made a commitment to Todd and they are engaged. When you are engaged or married to a man, its time to cut the umbilical cord and get away from your mother. In a marriage you cannot be in two households. This goes for men and women. You cannot be in a household with your significant other and still be in other household with your parents. In this case, allowing her mother to come between a relationship can possibly cause her to miss out on a good man.
Someone is going to have to be willing to put there foot down, and I think Todd did a good job at that. He told Kandi to call his mother and set up a meeting between the three. The only option that was given was to use his phone or hers. Here I see Todd fighting for Kandi and their relationship. But because, Kandi does not want to put her foot down with her mother, she may loose out on a good man. A man can love you, but he is not going to continue to be in a relationship with you if you allow other people to talk bad about him or are not willing to stick up for him. And if the shoe was on the other foot, I am sure Kandi would expect the same thing. I think the biggest lesson that we can learn here is that allowing other people in your relationships that does not belong there can and will cause huge problems.
Also, when you decide to get engaged or married, then understand that they are your primary family now. And obligations first and foremost belong to that person. Don’t believe me, that why the Bible says that “For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife” Mark 10:7. This is just one example there are several versus that say this throughout the Bible. You can have one foot in your parents door and then one in your husbands, a choice needs to be made and it should be your spouse.
The second relationship is Apollo and Phedra. Now, this is something that is amazing to me. I personally think that Phedra is way to calm, and Apollo is delusional. In case you do not know about them, lets recap. Phedra is not getting along with a fellow house wife Kenya. For some reason, her husband Apollo and Kenya has been texting one another. And for some other reason, Apollo feels justified in this and does not feel as if he owes his wife an explanation. This whole thing is wrong. I don't care weather the text was harmless or what. No other woman that you do not approve of as his wife should be texting your husband, period. And to really put icing on the cake, your husband should never under any circumstance text her back, and you not know about it or not be fully in the loop about what is going on. I do not believe in creating unnecessary conflict in marriage, but I think here it is warranted. I think this is prime time in which Phedra needs to put her foot down and up Apollo’s hineparts. Sometimes it just takes you to get crazy on your husband one good time before he realized that you are not the one to be toyed with. I love Phedra for being an intelligent and educated woman. And i know she has a backbone. Sometime as woman we need to flex, and let men know what we will and will not tolerate. And we should commit to showing them this by almost any means necessary. I just want to tell Phaedra that she is letting Kenya come entirely too close. I don't care if Apollo’s number needed to be change or I I needed to have regular access to his phone when and where I see fit. It would not happen, or all hell would break loose on both of them. And sometimes men just need to be reminded of that. That you are his wife, your are his flesh, and your opinion does matter.
Two of these relationships may seem distinctively different, but they are not. They are both cases in which they are letting other people come into their relationships that do not need to be there. Therefore causing much conflict, confusion, and other types of non sense that could have been avoided. Therefore, the morale of this story is do not let any and everyone on your relationship. And never sit by and let someone else destroy your relationships.