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The Hookup: Man Up!

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The Hookup: Man Up!

Though my conversation with Mr. G was short, the message was clear: Mr. G was sorry for his disappearance. He sounded stressed and upset, venting about work and the traffic. I listened quietly and let him know I was longer angry. Then Mr. G surprisingly admitted he had read my blog, Love Trips. I sent him a recent post I’d written which focused on our new romance. When I emailed the link to Mr. G, I was hoping it would motivate him to act! I had sent him the two latest installments of my Lovemionline column that now featured our romance. When I emailed the links to Mr. G, I hoped he would read them, if only to motivate him to act!

“I’m really impressed with your stories,” he said. I smiled, relieved that my declarations didn’t scare him off. I actually called him my soulmate in one of those stories! That, my friends, would scare any man into a cave. “I hope one day I can entertain you with my writing,” he continued. I smiled again, melting with his words.

The conversation was almost over and there was still no talk of he and I or the status of his relationship. Has his girlfriend moved out? Is it officially over? My thoughts shouted, but I refrained from asking these questions. I didn’t want to push or be the initiator. I wanted Mr. G to man up because I’m the lady! But I’m not that patient. So instead, I woMANed up and told Mr. G we should get together when I returned to NYC from Boston. “Sounds good,” he replied. “Call me when you are back in the city”. It sounded good, indeed, so why didn’t I feel as good as I should? I hung up the phone and thought about it for a while. And then it hit me. I wanted Mr. G to Man Up. I was tired of doing the work and that message was just as clear.

Sujeiry is a natural storyteller, dynamic radio show host and the proud CEO of LoveSujeiry.com. She's been at this digital media and content creation game for 15 plus years and pours her heart and soul onto LoveSujeiry.com - the only site for Latinas on all things love. After realizing there was a void in the love/relationship Latina media market, she took matters into her own hands and became the go-to sex and relationship expert on Latinx platforms. The former sex and relationship expert on Latina.com works diligently and passionately to encourage women of color to be their authentic selves as they navigate all things love.

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