How many bad relationships have you had? Watching the demise of Mary J. Blige and Kendu reminds me of Tom Cruz and Katie Holmes, all I can wonder is how do we miss the signs? The good news is we can all heal, but if the monster we described was the person we actually met, domestic violence would be easy to eradicate from the earth. That’s how T. Renee Garner, Stage Play Producer describers her ex – as a Man Monster. Why, you ask? No, he wasn’t physically abusive but he was psychologically abusive. She realized she had been abandoned by her intimate partner after waking up from a coma in the hospital.

Today, her personality is bubbling as ever. In our interview she comically tells the story of going into labor prematurely, waking up from a coma and moving on with life. Trust us, happy is waiting but you have to work through your emotional baggage to get to it.

Take a good look at your situation. An abuser doesn’t have to be an intimate partner. It can be anybody, even a parent, neighbor or supervisor. If you are being emotionally, mentally or physically abused or even it happened some time ago, abuse can manifest in fear, low self-esteem or even suicidal thoughts – call the National Domestic Violence Hotline – Help is available to you. Listen, I know sometimes we don’t want to be fixed, we just want to be heard – Dial 1-800.799.SAFE (7233) and start your journey to emotional healing today.

Host: Anita Washington, That Anita Live
Topic: How to Identify the Man Monster
Guest: T. Renee Garner

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T. Renee and I would love to hear from you. What is the biggest relationship red flag you have ever missed? Leave us your thought and comments below. 


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Anita Washington

CEO & Founder at That Anita Live
Anita Washington, M.Ed. & M.B.A., CEO & Founder of That Anita Live, LLC, host of the TV show That Anita Live and The Emotional Happiness Podcast with That Anita Live provides a platform for women to learn, laugh and more importantly heal emotionally by learning from the challenges and successes of others. 

A former school and community agency counselor and creator of the 7-Step Method, Anita’s helped guide people from the ages of eleven to fifty through their own life issues, personal transformations and professional endeavors. With an old soul and a comedic, honest voice. She uses many southern colloquialisms and colorful expressions to unwrap personal stories of surviving a homicidal alcoholic father, a mother in denial and four physically and emotionally abusive brothers and relates them to guiding principles and healing techniques.

Through her powerful and uplifting interviews at ThatAnitaLive.TV and The Emotional Happiness Podcast women get to see and hear real women with resourceful stories living relentless lives after life's most devastating events. Through her charismatic and compelling speaking, Anita helps women use the tools and resources they already have to reveal and release success blockers such as childhood trauma and family dysfunction so they can build self-confidence, boost their self-esteem and feel free to live true to their own personality, spirit and character.

In her newly released ebook, 7 Simple Steps to Beat Emotional Baggage, Anita shares actionable techniques that will walk women through letting go of the past and rising above the glass ceiling to reach higher levels of success and satisfaction in life.

From nine-to-five, Anita is a Senior Acquisition Support Specialist, possessing over nineteen years of performing and administering program management and cradle-to-grave commercial and federal contracting activities for acquisitions ranging from $500,000 to over $2 Billion. She has progressively worked her way up the federal acquisition lifecycle and commercial supply chain through various positions from pre-award and requirements definition to commodities buying to contract close-out. In her career, she has mastered the art of transitioning to level-up.

Anita is a graduate of Limestone College, Virginia State University, and Strayer University with a B.S. in Mathematics, an M.Ed. in Guidance & Counseling, and an M.B.A. in Contracts & Acquisitions. You can find Anita online at, Twitter, Periscope, Instagram and Facebook. Her handle is That Anita Live on all four social media platforms.
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