Giving Into Desires~ Why Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor is a True Story of Narcissism
The film starts off with Judith telling a story to a troubled married couple, who's marriage she is trying to save. As the wife begins to grow unhappy with her marriage. Judith picks up on the cues that she has met someone and now is faced with mixed emotions as to stay in her marriage or to carry on her "almost-affair."
As Judith's story begins, there is a dissolve to her or...her sister's early life. But we'll get back to that later. Judith played by (Jurnie Smollett, best known for her roles in Eve's Bayou, Lovecraft Country, Lou, and many others.) is an aspiring marriage counselor. She has an adoring yet often forgetful husband Bryce played by actor Lance Gross, who works as a pharmacists. On the surface it appears that they have a pretty decent life. Yet, while Judith works with a millionaire match maker agency which is owned by the amazing, Vanessa Williams who plays Janice Wise. Who for some reason often dotes a French accent. Judith isn't satisfied, "helping old people find a date," as she reluctantly says to her husband before she plumps on the bed. She desires to start her own practice to work for herself. But Bryce tells her to hold off on that for about 5-10 years!!! WHAT?!?
Want To Know Who Your Friends Are?
Either go through a hard time, or start a business. If you’re trying to manifest your dreams into reality you will have a rude awakening once you discover some friends or even family won’t always be the first to support you. But that’s okay because it’s a huge world out there waiting to find out all about what you have to offer.
What Does Your Everyday Typically Look Like?
Okay…it’s Monday morning and you are lying in bed, tussling back and forth resetting the alarm clock. That weekend seemed like it flew by. Man, wasn’t it just Friday. What happened? Now, you’re staring at the ceiling wondering where did the time go? Because you know the time has come for you to drive to the job that deep down is killing you mentally.
CR: Janae, thanks for joining us, excited to have you contributing your stories and insights. Let’s start with the story of your mission. What should we know?
JM: Growing up as an only child I spent a lot of time alone. So, to escape boredom I read plenty of books. At the age of 13 I started writing poetry. Then a few years later I began writing books. Reading my favorite urban fiction books really inspired me to tap into my own creative outlet.
When I got to college at Wayne State University I researched how to self-publish my own books. At the age of 25 I published my first book. Shortly after, I published 2 more. So I’d published 3 books before the age of 30. That was one of my biggest accomplishments. A couple of years later, 2 more books were also published. I am currently working on a couple books to be published in the future.
I later started Janae’s Closet | Boutique Shop to promote self-confidence, self-esteem and self-awareness within the African American community.