Love, Communication, and Mutual Respect
Ebong Eka tells us why his relationship with Lynda is so strong.
The men/househusbands finally have a chance to share their thoughts about the show. Don't get me wrong, I realize the men/househusbands haven't normally played a role on the reunion shows from other cities, but we appreciate this opportunity to contribute. On the other hand, this particular season has been an absolute anomaly filled with copious amounts of delusion from one of our cast members. I'm pretty sure many of you know who I'm referring to. We've all experienced some of their craziness and therefore have been directly affected in the process. So it's only fitting for the men/househusbands to respond to their nonsense in kind (well verbally of course).
I have to say that the Real Housewives of DC has been both an enlightening and interesting experience for obvious reasons. The experience was enlightening, because I learned so much about the world of reality television and nuances of producing a show. This experience was interesting, because the different personalities of the cast members led to internal conflicts during the show.
There has been a tremendous outpouring of support towards Lynda and I from fans everywhere. We hope our lives and relationship have been positive experiences for everyone watching. As for marriage, we'll cross that bridge when we get to it ... privately. I think it's more important to continue to build a solid foundation and enjoy life together first. People who stop me in the street usually say the following:
1. I love you and Lynda on the show. Your love for each other is inspiring/encouraging!
2. We love you guys because you keep it real!
We are happy and want to continue to stay true to ourselves, our family, our friends and those who watch the show. I'm sure I can speak for Lynda when I say, "We continue to remain humbled by this experience as it been truly surreal." With us, what you see is what you get!
As many of you know, Lynda and I are together and have been for over a year and a half. More importantly we have an amazingly loving relationship that's built on love, communication, and mutual respect. As a result of that foundation, we've never really noticed or even considered the various physical differences that many may immediately think of. We've never really thought about these differences because we believe, "Love is the Answer." Before filming for the season started, we always made sure we were on the same page. As a result we became a much stronger couple and a closer family as the season progressed.
The Reunion Show
The Reunion Show was also an interesting experience, and I appreciated inclusion in the process. The men were in a separate green room where we watched part of the show. Like many of you, I was surprised at some of what was coming out of the show. More specifically, the delusional reality of the Salahis.
What people do on their own time is their own business, but when your behavior crosses the line, it becomes a much bigger problem. When your behavior becomes physical and threatening, it becomes an even bigger problem. As a CPA, I thoroughly understand bankruptcies and difficult economic times, but before the "Wine" incident with Lynda, I never had a direct problem with the Salahis. I'll explain the "wine" incident with Lynda in my next post -– so stay tuned. However, after the incident, I had a HUGE problem with Tareq Salahi. Tareq's actions were reprehensible, indicative of a pattern of poor behavior and disturbing lack of judgment. More importantly, his behavior violated Rich Amons' Man Rules.
The Salahis believe that people will accept their delusional reality "Lock, Stock and Barrel" but in this case Salahi's barrel has no more wine and credibility is running on empty.
As I mentioned earlier, I've received a strong out pouring of tweets and twitter followers interested in what I'm up to besides being in a relationship with Lynda. I am a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the state of Virginia and an entrepreneur. I continue to build Ericorp Consulting, Inc., which is a tax, accounting and consulting practice for individuals and small businesses. The goal is to encourage the growth of financial acuity and empowerment through blog posts, videos and financial insights at EbongEkaCPA.com. I am currently working on a project that would help empower people's financial toolkit and encourage money/financial awareness. So be sure to look for that! To satisfy my creative side, I also co-host an online lifestyle talk show in Washington, DC called The District Dish.
When I'm asked, "Is it possible to use both the left and right sides of your brain?" I always answer, "Yes it is! I'm living proof." But more importantly, I'm happy, humble and thankful to have been part of this experience. Next week's episode will come to an explosive conclusion and a lot of previously unanswered questions will FINALLY be answered.
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Readers, digital friends and fans, Are you Right or Left Brain and why? If you had both sides, how do you balance the internal "tug-o-war?" I'd love to get your thoughts!
Peace, love and happiness!