Thursday, April 14, 2016

[415] Relationship experts discuss ‘loving right’ at MTSU April 5

MURFREESBORO — Two relationship experts will bring their knowledge of what makes couples click to MTSU.

“Loving Right: Earn Me Mind, Body and Heart” is slated for 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, in the Learning Resources Center. A printable campus map is available at

Dr. Joni Frater and Esther Lastique developed their program in 2013. The topics they will cover include effectively communicating what one needs to feel loved; understanding signs of unhealthy relationships, especially those that have the potential to spiral downward into violence; and empowering students to recognize unhealthy dating behaviors.

Lastique, a graduate of State University of New York at Stony Brook, is a lifelong activist for women’s rights and gay rights.

In 1989, she was chosen as one of Glamour Magazine’s Top Ten College Women for her commitment to activism. She established an art gallery upon graduation.

Frater, a graduate of Columbia University and Tufts Dental School, developed a unique approach to helping patients overcome their fear of dentistry using humor, patience and sensitivity before embarking on her career as a “sexologist.”

Together, they are authors of the Amazon bestseller “Love Her Right,” which grew out of their mutual desire to help end relationship failure after feeling the heartache of divorce in their own families. They have been partners in life as well as in business for the last 11 years.

This event, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the June Anderson Center for Women and Nontraditional Students, the Student Government Association and MTSU Health Promotion.

For more information, contact Barbara Scales, director of the June Anderson Center, at 615-898-2913 or

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