Shamontiel has always been as happy single as she is in a relationship. However, she's observed how to make a relationship work by eyeing her parents' marriage of 30+ years, her grandparents' marriage of 49 years, her older brother's marriage to his high-school sweetheart for 20+ years and a plethora of family and friends. Initially taking on a relationship column seemed odd for someone who has no desire to be a mother and is pretty indifferent about marriage, but after being hired several times for wedding articles and research, her interest in writing about relationships grew. What she doesn't know, she does in-depth research on and asks those who are "in the know." Her topics aren't just about romantic relationships and weddings. She also covers workplace relationships, stress and health, statistical studies and controversial social topics. Contact her at Shamontiel.com.