Dating, Relationships, And Love (drl)



On Dating, Relationships, and Love (DRL) Tennesha Wood, from the hit show #Blacklove, takes an intimate and honest look at what it means to date and fall in love in New York City. Recounting personal challenges and triumphs of her own journey, Tennesha shares stories and advice with the help of featured guest.


  • S4, E40: How to Heal: Getting Over Your Ex and Understanding the Psychology of Breakups

    10/12/2020 Duração: 53min

    Breakup Coach and Author Amy Chan is sharing what happens in the body and the brain during a breakup and how to work through the stages of heartbreak. She’s also sharing how her upbringing and the fantasy of the 'fairy tale' led her to ignore red flags that caused her own traumatic breakup. 

  • S4, E39: Dating After Divorce: How to Trust Yourself Again When You Chose Wrong the First Time

    18/11/2020 Duração: 43min

    Donnetta got married at 24, and divorced her husband after years of lies and infidelity. Now 41, she's having trouble trusting her instincts and the men she dates. Tennesha coaches Donetta on defining her own needs, being upfront, and the power of positive thought and manifestation. Tennesha is also sharing some exciting news that will redefine how Black professionals meet and date.

  • S4, E38: Souled: How This Couple Met on Facebook and Fell In Love a Week Later

    22/10/2020 Duração: 26min

    Kola and Kofie met on Facebook and instantly realized they were soul mates. They fell in love within a week, and Kola sold her house and moved to Georgia with her children to start a life together. The couple shares how working on themselves led them to love and why they have no doubts despite moving so quickly.  

  • S4, E37: Your Choosing, Not Attracting: How to Avoid Situationships

    15/10/2020 Duração: 51min

    Tennesha and her boyfriend Chris answer listener questions and advise on preventing situationships, exposing screenshots from a cheater, and when men are actually ready to get married. The pair also share how they manifested each other and why they believe music perpetuates cheating.

  • S4, E36: WYD?: How to Communicate While Courting

    30/09/2020 Duração: 14min

    Tennesha advises on how to handle the infamous "WYD" "good morning beautiful" and "we should hang out" texts that every woman has received from men. It's frustrating and wastes time, but men aren't the only ones to blame! She's sharing why it's happening and how you can end the ambiguity and establish quality communication while courting.

  • S4, E35: Two Is Better Than One: Why This Woman Took on a Second Husband

    23/09/2020 Duração: 40min

    After ten years in a monogamous marriage, Kenya and her husband decided to embark on a new journey that began with seeing other people. Even after settling into a poly relationship, they still had to remove layers of conditioning that caused jealousy and anger. Kenya is sharing why she doesn't believe in monogamy, how she manages two husbands and other partners, and how her children view of their lifestyle.

  • S4, E34: Your Womb Is Not Your Worth: Why Motherhood Isn't Every Woman's Goal

    16/09/2020 Duração: 42min

    Ryan was fairly certain she didn't want kids but assumed the urge might come someday. Although she never changed her mind, she met the love of her life and got married. Tennesha and Ryan discuss the stigmas associated with women that are childfree by choice. Tennesha also shares how a medical condition has not only made the topic of children a more imminent one but has also put her on the fence about having children of her own.  

  • S4, E33: Detanglements: A Divorce Attorneys' Advice on Staying Married

    10/09/2020 Duração: 41min

    Divorce attorney Kimberly Cook is sharing the number one reason couples get divorced and the crucial conversations to have before getting married. She's also discussing why everyone needs to look into a pre-up and how to protect your future.  

  • S4, E32: More Than a Quarantine Bae: How Sliding Into His DM Led to Love Before First Sight

    03/09/2020 Duração: 36min

    Renata noticed that Chris kept liking all her photos, so she slid into his DM to say hi. Soon they were talking for hours every day and fell in love. They are sharing why this relationship has shown them that love is possible at any stage and why they waited for two months to meet in person. Spoiler alert: Since recording this episode, Renata and Chris got engaged!

  • S4, E31: Sonia Says

    26/08/2020 Duração: 41min

    Tennesha and mom Sonia answer listener questions and give advice about dealing with a monster in law, regrets about getting married too young, and a former player who 'thinks' he's ready to change. Sonia also wonders how Tennesha's OCD nature is impacting her relationship.

  • S4, E30: Boo'ed Up Abroad: Why This Woman Left America to Date Internationally

    13/08/2020 Duração: 34min

    After years of dating in the U.S., Bako felt like men weren't pursuing her, so she left to work and date abroad. She's sharing some of her hilarious tales from dating in Japan and dispelling some myths about Asian men. Tennesha and Bako also discuss how she's been able to separate sexual connections from emotional ones and why her happily ever will always include a suitcase.  

  • S4, E29: How 22-Year-Old 'Marrying Millions' Star Bri Ramirez Found Love with a 62-Year-Old Millionaire

    05/08/2020 Duração: 42min

    When 22-year-old Bri met her 62-year-old boyfriend Bill, friends and family were skeptical of the union and his circle did not initially accept her. Despite the 40-year age gap, the couple has forged a strong bond; Bri is now helping to parent his two youngest children and is open to having more in the future. She's sharing how she has learned to navigate his world and why she belives their age gap is not an issue.

  • S4, E28: Saved: How Ego Caused an Emotional Affair and Faith Ended It

    30/07/2020 Duração: 31min

    Damilola was in a relationship with the woman he knew he would marry, but old friends still lingered, and eventually, he became entangled in an emotional affair. He’s sharing how his faith led him to come clean to his girlfriend and why he believes their connection is now stronger than ever.

  • S4, E27: A Thousand Words: How a photoshoot between strangers created an undeniable connection

    22/07/2020 Duração: 16min

    Heather and Baxter answered a casting call for a "stranger session" photoshoot; something that was out of character for both of them. Their chemistry was clear in the photos that immediately went viral. They are sharing what really happened during the photoshoot and whether they have formed a romantic connection since then.

  • S4, E26: I Still Believe

    16/07/2020 Duração: 51min

    After a secret wedding in the Dominican Republic, LaRhonda found out that her new husband had children she knew nothing about. She's sharing how she learned to trust her gut and let go of old baggage and why she has never stopped believing in the wonder and adventure of dating.    

  • S4, E25: Father Figure

    09/07/2020 Duração: 53min

    Tennesha and boyfriend Chris discuss whether it's possible to overcome strained parental relationships and start fresh.

  • S4, E24: True Colors

    02/07/2020 Duração: 49min

    'Too Much Soul' author Cindy Wilson was born in South Korea and adopted by a Black couple from Jackson, Mississippi. Cindy is sharing how she has navigated being of Korean descent but connected primarily to Black American culture while growing up in the deep south. We also discuss why Cindy had exclusively dated black men and how living in Atlanta has expanded her horizon. 

  • S4, E23: How to Deal

    24/06/2020 Duração: 49min

    Psychotherapist Kenya Crawford is joining Tennesha to talk about racial trauma, being mindful of your own mental health, and how to handle workplace discussions around race. Kenya is also answering a listener question from a woman whose boyfriend refused to join her at a Black Lives Matter protest.

  • S4, E22: Call Your Mother

    17/06/2020 Duração: 57min

    Tennesha and her mother Sonia discuss her experience growing up in Jamaica and transitioning to the racial inequalities of America. Sonia also shares how she dealt with the systemic racism in the education system and why she continues to fight in the face of “Minnesota nice.”

  • S4, E21: Dear White People

    03/06/2020 Duração: 04min

    Dear White people- If you are ready to join the fight against racism and oppression in America, please start by examining your own beliefs, privileges, and interactions with Black people.  ~Tennesha

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