Vixen: What are five ways to get over a break up?
Tahiry: You have to pray because it feels like the end of the world. You surround yourself with family. Don’t go jumping into another relationship because you’re trying to get over him. Surround yourself with real love, the unconditional kind: your mom, your dad, your sisters, your cousins. I went back to my grandma’s house in the projects. I’ve done that a few times. You stay busy. You work out. I get really skinny when I’m going through it. I lose cheeks and all.
Vixen: Would you recommend going back and fourth with a guy like you did with Joe?
Tahiry: I call that recycling—going green. I’ve always went back to an ex that’s something I absorbed from my dad. I notice that pattern now that I’m older. I say, do what your heart tells you to do because only you know when you’ve had enough. If you want to do it 20 times, I just suggest that you don’t tell your friends and your family everything because then you’re going to have to hear it every time from them. I don’t care how many times people told me. I saw Joey on Twitter and Instagram, I saw all of it, but I’m glad I took that chance.
Vixen: When you date, is it hard for guys to grasp that you’re always going to be there for Joe?
Tahiry: I’ll be there for him by far, I’m ready to go. I got these nike’s on, I’m running. Joey was very strategic even when I was just giving him my friendship. For him, it was easier to get some little bird to be on a TV show and hang around him. No man wants their girl to still be around their ex. Joey would hit me up like “you home” and two seconds later he’s knocking on my door. I allowed it though.