Hey Mikey- “Ms. Lyon’s Streets”

Hey Mikey,

My Valentine’s day turned out to almost be deadly! I have been dating this guy for about 2 months, and I really like him, but I no longer feel it is safe for me to date him. Over the weekend he and I were about to head out for a night on the town and consummate our relationship for the first time when someone pulled up in a red Pinto and fired three shots into his car. Thankfully, neither of us were hurt. I have known for a while now that he is a drug dealer, but he is really sweet and he seems to be everything I want out of a guy. Times have been really hard for me recently and he’s helped me out a great deal financially. Plus, I’ve invested 2 months into this relationship I don’t want to feel like my time is wasted. I haven’t slept or eaten in 72 hours. How can I get over this fear?

-Lady Donna

***Lady Donna, what you are experiencing is called a healthy fear. You need to get away from him as soon as possible! Ultimately, no good comes from being a drug dealer’s girl. You are blessed to have walked away with your life. I’m not sure if you watch Empire, but Taraji’s character, Cookie Lyon, said it best; “These streets ain’t for everybody, that’s why they make sidewalks!” Clearly your experiencing some Post Traumatic stress Don’t trade your life for the empty security of drug money. No love is gained in the end!

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Hey Mikey!

WHO AM I? That’s probably what you’re thinking? It’s simple I’m this generation’s “Dear Abby!” I was raised in the Fourth Ward of Atlanta, educated in the School of Hard Knocks, and rescued by the concrete and steel of New York City. Life at best will always be bittersweet. The sooner you accept that, the better off you’ll be. I’d prefer to be on your sweeter side. Everyone needs a listening ear, extra shoulder, and open arms when life gets rough. I’m your new best friend, whe it all goes south remember I’m a mouse click or tweet away. Hang in there kids, you’re gonna love kickin’ it with me!!! -MIKEY