Relationships

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Unfaithful: Stories of Betrayal
Dr. Ebony Utley lends her expertise to the hit show "Unfaithful" on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN).

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Shades of Infidelity
Dr. Utley considers the many shades of infidelity with La Roya and Vivienne on Rare Woman Radio.

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The Bad Woman: A Review of Tyler Perry’s Temptation (Spoiler Alert)
Dr. Utley critiques Tyler Perry's representation of a wife who has an affair.

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Dear Karrine Steffans: An Open Letter
Dr. Utley writes to Karrine Steffans on how to love.

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Utley, Ebony A. "When Better Becomes Worse: Black Wives Describe Their Experiences with Infidelity." Black Women, Gender & Families. 5:1 (2011):66-89.

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Black Women and Infidelity
Dr. Utley shares her infidelity research with marriage and family therapist Trevor Crow.

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The African American Experience with Infidelity
Dr. Utley discusses marriage and infidelity on the Inspiration by Loretta show.

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The Good Wives
Dr. Utley explores how wives transition after experiencing infidelity.

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Why Mistresses Talk And Wives Don't
Responding to the Tiger Woods infidelity scandal, Dr. Utley confronts common stereotypes and raises questions about cheating, talking, silence, and power.

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Cheating? iPhone Has an App for That
Dr. Utley scrutinizes the marriage of infidelity and technology.

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Curran, Melissa A., Ebony A. Utley, and Joel Muraco. "An Exploratory Study of the Meaning of Marriage for African Americans" Marriage & Family Review 46:5 (2010): 346-365.

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African American Marriage
Dr. Utley encourages audiences to look for black love in spaces that include but are not limited to marriage.

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The Problem with Black Marriage Day
Dr. Utley historicizes black marriage day from slavery through black nationalism to the present.

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Black Women’s Relationships: What’s Really Real?
Dr. Utley differentiates fact from fiction in mediated representations of black women’s relationships during a talk at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.

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Basketball Wives
Dr. Utley uncovers the heartbreak of the "hardcore" basketball wives.

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Dating White or Dating Right?
Dr. Utley refutes LaShaun Williams' 8 reasons to date a white man.

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All About Love
Dr. Utley cautions that unconditional love is dangerous when it is not mutual.

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Is Women's Empowerment Really the Problem?
Dr. Utley argues that women’s empowerment is not a threat to healthy, mutually affirming relationships.

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