I met Sheronda Gipson-Marion in 2013. This was a perfect time in my life to connect with such a person. There was a time when it was challenging for me to have friendships with other females, and I had my own mommy issues and friendship traumas that I had not quite worked through. This made me distance myself from women in general, thus it making it extra easy for me to become codependent in my romantic relationships. It is a vicious cycle, but having the initiative to heal saved my life and enhanced my quality of life.