Are you worth waiting for?

I watched a movie recently where a couple was separated for 28 years. A soldier, who had only gotten news of his new bride’s pregnancy had to go off to war but then he got trapped on an island. He was alone there until another rescue mission took a new set of soldiers there decades later. The old soldier was sure he had nothing to live for anymore or leave the island for too but for the thrill of walking and working alongside humans again, he joined them to fight the war.  One of the young soldiers asked him about his family and he said his wife had just gotten pregnant when he left home. He was sure she would have had the baby and definitely re-married. He wasn’t going to hold it against her but the young soldier said to him, ‘you’ll be amazed how long a person can wait’ and it got me thinking. … More Are you worth waiting for?

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#1in3Africa Campaign

1 in 3 women will experience sexual violence by a non-partner. 1 in 3 women is sexually abused as a child. 1 in 3 women will die at the hands of their husbands, their boyfriends or intimate partner. 1 in 3 women…. is your sister, your aunt, your mother, your best friend, or me. . … More #1in3Africa Campaign

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Citing irreconcilable differences

Some people claim that irreconcilable differences is a no-fault grounds for divorce, which means neither party committed any sort of extenuating act, such as adultery, abandonment or extreme cruelty. In other words, no-fault divorce is just like it sounds – no single party is at fault for the break of the marriage. Even Wikipedia states that ‘in the United States, this is one of several possible grounds’. Once again I wonder, when did this become a confident excuse for divorce in Nigeria? … More Citing irreconcilable differences

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Keeping up with your distance relationship

Many people believe that long distance relationships are never going to work out. It’s not going to be easy as well because the extra distance makes many things unachievable. Things could get complicated, and you could get sad and lonely. However, the extra distance also makes the simplest things the sweetest like being able to hold the other person’s hand, eating together at the same table, feeling each other’s touch, taking a walk together, smelling each other’s scent. These small wishes could suddenly mean so much more in a long distance relationship. Long distance relationship does have to be tough but it has its own pitfalls too.  … More Keeping up with your distance relationship

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2017 Eid Holiday: Fun Places to Visit in Nigeria

With the end of Ramadan fast approaching, and the government most likely to declare Monday, 26th of June, and Tuesday, 27th of June, as public holidays, I am sure most people will be wondering how to spend the holiday.  Despite it being a Muslim holiday, non-Muslims are not left out either. All public and private offices will be shut down on the two days. As such, the workaholics will have no option but to stay at home. If you are looking for fun places in Nigeria to visit with your family and friends this 2017 Eid Holiday, then you are in the right place. … More 2017 Eid Holiday: Fun Places to Visit in Nigeria

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In-laws: Is there a difference between mine and yours?

When you married, you also became part of another family with its own set of expectations. There is need to recognize and respect those expectations within limits. However, none of those limits include:

Submerge all your own feelings, desires, preferences, and needs in the service of “doing things their way.”
Permit them to disrespect, control, or manipulate you for their own selfish ends.
It doesn’t entail “obeying” all their “parental” requests or requirements which, in some instances with some in-laws, may get out of control once entertained out of “respect”. … More In-laws: Is there a difference between mine and yours?

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Dating rules in the 21st century

Dating is a very interesting past time. It easily engulfs us when we happen to find that one person that makes life suddenly look beautiful. The conventional dating style is one man one woman; it’s the conventional equation to a relationship. Getting the best out of your relationship also depends on the patience to give as much into that relationship as you want out of it. This won’t happen if the practice is to keep changing relationships out of fear for negative eventualities or jumping from one person to another. One that beats my understanding the most is having two relationships simultaneously. My only question there is how is this even possible where there is love? … More Dating rules in the 21st century

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6 Questions to ask before booking a hotel room

A lot of us spend a fortune on making hotel reservations or booking hotel rooms. Most of the time we go to the hotel with so much excitement expecting to have a great time. Only to be thrown in a sea of disappointment upon arrival because the hotel and hotel room do not have all the amenities we need to have an enjoyable stay. Thus, we end up getting less value for the money paid. All disappointment as well as service gaps can be reduced if customers take out time to ask some pertinent questions. If you want to always get value for money when making a hotel reservation, be it offline or online, ensure you ask these questions. … More 6 Questions to ask before booking a hotel room

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