Finding love can be complicated for some yet rewarding for others.  47% of all adult Americans have either been married or in a committed relationship for more than 5 years according to Pew Research.  USA Facts has also found that the marriage rate has declined heavily over the past four decades.  American families are changing and adapting to non-traditional methods of living with partners, living by themselves and much more.

More specifically, many believe that they are even in a healthy relationship when they are in fact in a Relationshit.  That’s right, it’s not a typo but rather a new term for the negative cycle of situationships, side pieces, friend zones and so much more.  DMV author, David Lloyd Marcus penned his new novel entitled,  Relationshits:  The Black Book.  “I decided a relatable thought provoking book was needed from someone with insight that has thoroughly lived through all of the nonsense. I am tired of being a part of the problem and wanted to be a part of the solution for a healthier dynamic between men and women,” explains David.

photo by Gary Gibson Jr.

His raw reflections on love and relationships offer insightful portrayals into the world of love, romance and lust.  David outlines challenges that some may encounter and offers why they may occur.  Each chapter dwells into the parallels between love and lust while also offering ways to improve in your romantic relationships with others.  David even examines how your current actions seep into your children and begin a vicious cycle that is likely unwarranted.  He hopes to assist in the decision making process for many as they search for love.

According to David, Relationshits, is not a one size fits all approach.  Each chapter gives value to various types of relationships and situations from his experiences.  Different chapters will resonate depending on what you have been through or what you are currently going through,” continues David.  When reflecting on your mistakes it’s helpful to think back to your younger self and how you could have approached situations differently. “I would tell my younger self to read Relationshit-The Black Book. I would share all of this wisdom with my younger self to prevent the common pitfalls that many of us make,” explains David.

David is continuing to share his love language with his audience but through another feature film project.  Also derived from one of his book titles, he is shooting his latest feature film entitled:  Life of an Alpha Male.  It will soon premiere at a theater near you and locally in the DMV area. Relationships are ever changing and can be rewarding if pursued positively.  Avoid the mistakes of having a Relationshit by reflecting on the penned advice from author, David Lloyd Marcus. Stay up to date with his latest projects by connecting with him online at:; IG as @Davidl.marcus; Facebook as @David Lloyd Marcus; and on YouTube as @Wisemenproduction.  


Writer, C. Scott, is a mother of one; author, social worker, early literacy interventionist and entrepreneur. Follow her on Instagram as @curls_coils and @mysweettealife. 


Featured Image by Al Marcus