By Janiera Eldridge ( @janieraeldridge ) This has nothing to do with the fact that it’s an interracial relationship. We’ve been seeing that more and more on TV lately. Although this is beautiful, it is not the reason Michonne and Rick’s love story is the most important one on TV. Their romance is the most important one you’ll see on your screen because it shows a strong, independent black woman receiving love with no messy strings attached. She’s not a side chick (I'm looking at you Scandal ), she’s not having an affair behind her husband's back (I'm looking at you How to Get Away With Murder ), she’s a woman who remains strong throughout almost unbearable circumstances. Michonne might even be able to teach us, women, a thing or two about keeping a man.