Making your marriage work

We hold on to so many things that cause a great deal of stress and frustration in our relationships, and instead of letting them all go and allowing our relationships to flourish and blossom, we cling on to them. But if you want to live the kind of relationship you’ve always fantasized, you need to give up on all those things that no longer serve you, and embrace change. … More Making your marriage work

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Don’t plan a wedding, Plan a marriage

It’s a new week but I want to imagine love is still in the way. With Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian’s wedding last week Thursday to Banky W and Adesuwa Etomi’s wedding on Sunday, I enjoyed every bit of it from Instagram like many others. Smiles. I guess it just goes to show, for those still expecting that wedding miracle that it isn’t over for the year. After all, it is the season of wedding bells. I hope yours’ will be one of those we’ll hear before 2017 is done.

But speaking of weddings, we tend to get carried away with that one day event most times as opposed to putting preparations and plans unto the forever after. Don’t get me wrong – I love weddings. I’ve loved weddings since I was my Dad’s date to a wedding ceremony sometime in 1996. I thought the bride looked like an angel and the happiest woman I ever saw and secretly I prayed the couple will remain happy forever. … More Don’t plan a wedding, Plan a marriage

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Why men pull away

Relationships can be a roller coaster anyway, regardless of the love but if we’re all being true to ourselves and each other, every roller coaster situation isn’t supposed to pull us apart. It’s supposed to bring us stronger together. So once in a while, depending on the time and mood, don’t be afraid to address those situations. It’s toward building a healthy and lasting relationship anyways. … More Why men pull away

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Why women cheat

On my drive home through busy traffic, I watched this random woman on the road roll her big ‘bakasi’ as she walked on, probably heading home after a hard day’s work and for some weird reason I thought to myself – this woman’s husband must be lucky to have all that bakasi all to himself. Then I was quick to think, men aren’t altogether predictable as well. Her husband might probably just have had enough of all her deliciousness and is seeking some new ‘feel’ elsewhere. While it might be easier and more convenient for some men to cheat, women have also been known to exploit this area too for reason best known to them. … More Why women cheat

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Fathers & Daughters

Relationships between fathers and daughters can truly be one of a kind, especially depending on the presence of a functional father figure in the upbringing of the daughter. Mothers are wired to give and show love to their children but with that comes minimal discipline which tends to put children on the flip side of independence and confidence. For the purpose of this article, I’ll attempt to do justice to the growing search of a father’s role in a father-daughter relationship. … More Fathers & Daughters

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Has cheating become the solution to marital issues?

Just as much as the human emotion is a radical one, we can’t always be in control of our emotions except if we’ve perfectly mastered emotional intelligence. Even at that, when we realize the emotion we’re feeling at any particular time and it’s one we do not appreciate, there is tendency to remove ourselves from such a situation just so we are not affected by the unappreciated situation or have some sort of sanity for our peace of mind or balancing of lifestyle as it were. Either way, I do not understand how cheating in a relationship solves any form of marital issue. It’s like drinking alcohol just to ease the mind, if you’re taking it for that purpose. Once the effect of it wears thin, you’re back faced with the reality of your life. The alcohol won’t take your problems away. And even if cheating on your spouse seem like a yoga balancing act, it won’t be forever. Even worse, you’ll be left picking up pieces of the life you neglected as a result of lies and complications. … More Has cheating become the solution to marital issues?

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Practicing emotional intelligence in your relationship

Every day, our experiences affect our emotions. Sunshine or rain clouds, our favorite song on the radio or an angry email at work – all of these can affect our mood, change the way we feel and influence the way we think. The problems come when we allow those feelings to dictate how we deal with others. Emotions can cause us to react differently in a certain moment than we would normally. If we’re feeling especially happy, we might agree to do something we wouldn’t otherwise. If we’re feeling very down or upset, we might unintentionally take those feelings out on someone else … More Practicing emotional intelligence in your relationship

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Reblog: Strategies to Improve Your Intimacy in the Marriage  

Like friendship in a relationship, intimacy is as important. Emotional intimacy is an important part of keeping a marriage healthy. When a couple increases their intimacy, they often find their communication improves and their conflict decreases. Igniting intimacy in your relationship is an operational process. Follow these strategies to help improve the intimacy in your marriage. … More Reblog: Strategies to Improve Your Intimacy in the Marriage  

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