Published on December 19th, 2010 | by thevyne


Advice from the Deviled Angel

By Erica Ash

Friend of The Vyne, Erica Ash, also known as the “Deviled Angel” pens an uproariously funny and often irreverent advice column that we enjoy and thought you would too.

Gonzalez writes:

Dear Deviled Angel,

My boyfriend always seems to overlook me.  But when his friends praise me he notices me.  I want him to think I’m hot and smart and talented like he did in the begining of our relationship when he used to compliment me all the time.  Not only when his friends do it.  What should I do?

Devil’s Response: Try making out with his friends.  If your boyfriend asks you what the hell you’re doing just say, “Well your friend was giving me what I wanted so in the spirit of ‘quid pro quo’…”.  You might like one of his friends better anyway.

Angel’s Response: Try telling your boyfriend exactly how you feel by focusing on the positive.  Let him know how much you loved getting the compliments you received at the beginning of the relationship and ask him if there’s anything he’s missing that’s caused him to stop complimenting you.  Let him know that it’s nice to receive the compliments from his friends but that it means so much more to you coming from him.

Erica Ash, the writer and creator of The Deviled Angel, is an NAACP Award winning actress.  She is a former cast member of MADtv (also wrote for the show) and Rosie O’Donnell’s “The Big Gay Sketch Show” and has worked with Jamie Foxx on the pilot for his new sketch comedy show.   Her theater credits include The Lion King (Nala), Spamalot (Lady of the Lake) and Baby It’s You (which opens on Broadway in April 2011).  She is a graduate of Emory University.  For more information visit:,,,

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