Want Keith Sweat’s Love Advice?

The "Make It Last Forever" singer has experience in the romance department and shares all in a new book.

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KS: Everyone wants companionship. We just have to be more careful about who we get into a relationship with. Get into something that you want, not something that you have to force. If that person doesn’t want you like you want them, then it’s the wrong person. If it’s hard in the beginning, it’s going to be hard during the relationship. You usually know this in the beginning, because it wasn’t working but you forced it, which is why it’s a tough relationship.

Nsenga K. Burton, Ph.D., is editor-at-large for The Root. She is also editor-in-chief of the Burton Wire, a blog dedicated to world news related to the African Diaspora and global culture. Follow her on Twitter.