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Dance of Shame (Part 3)

Can I say till I met him? Sure I can. For though I had met him before, the person that I encountered again was a new man……..different from the one I knew earlier. It was two years after my graduation from the university. I was still a lovely rose...

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Dance of Shame (Part 2)

In my final year, I took an elective course in the History department. There I made friends with a group of girls in class who were as notorious as I was. There was a difference between us though. While my friends went after men for money, I went in...

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Dance of Shame (Part 1)

MY PAST Men! They never cease to amuse me with the way they carry on. Most of them bestride the female world with arrogance, much like the legendary Colossus as Shakespeare of old did say. I wonder if they are really in control the way they try to make...

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How to Survive a Long Distance Relationship

Being in a long distance relationship can be complicated, lonely at times, and just plain tough.  However, if you have decided that this type of relationship is for you, being ready to take on some of the challenges that come with that are essential. Often, with distance comes more...

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Sexual Abuse

Accurate statistics on the prevalence of sexual abuse are difficult to collect because of problems of underreporting and the lack of one definition of what constitutes such abuse. However, there is general agreement among mental health and Sexual professionals that ‘Sexual Abuse’ is any sort of non-consensual sexual contact....

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Work Had Really Been Stressful for me

It has been ten months since I lost my job; I got to the bank one morning and was given a termination letter. It was very unexpected as I had been one of the best in my branch but the bank was downsizing and I was a victim. I...

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Love & Passion – A Memoir

Sometimes, when I hear people online and on TV talk about age, I feel like they’re all wrong. They want to say that your work, no matter what field you’re in, is best when you’re young—as if there’s some magic age where you’re incredible, and then it bursts and...

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Relationship commitment

Commitment in a relationship is the protection of each others: (i) interest (ii) values (iii) goals/ vision (iv) ideas. It is highly important to consciously protect what makes up your partner’s life. No one buys trust but it could be earned, not on a platter of gold but on...

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Sweet Waters (Part 2)

Peter’s eyes never left mine as the tale began. ‘I hated you with a passion for the way you destroyed my happiness with Lovette. I loved that lady like my own flesh. She is your sister so you know what a loving person she was and probably still is....

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SWEET WATERS (part 1)

The automated voice drowned out the voice of hope that sprouted slowly in my heart. It was the same old response. Each time I tried to call the number. The voice always mocked me: ‘The number you have called is not available.’ ‘Could there be no respite for me?’...

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Single Parenting

Single Parenting has becoming Popular in today’s world.  You may suddenly find yourself become a single parent due to divorce, separation or death of a spouse. Raising children by two parents is not an easy task not to talk of only one person doing the job. Making this statement...

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Life on One Income

  Adjusting to life on one income after the loss of job of a partner, an illness where one partner can no longer work, death of a partner or a divorce can come as a huge shock. For couples accustomed to living on two incomes or in the case...

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PUTTING YOUR HOUSE IN ORDER

It has become an unpalatable recurring decimal amongst us that when our people pass on, invariably, their passage is marked with myriads of problems. Take a look at three true-to-life cases: Scenario 1   Tamuno worked in several blue-chip establishments in the course of his 25 – year work...

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TOGETHER…….ASUNDER!!!

It is official! The marriage is dissolved. The tie has been severed and the once professed “loving till death do us part” may, if care is not taken became “loathing till death do us part”. You wonder why in spite of the bickering and bitterness, arguments and accusations, you...

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Be the Best Partner You Can Be

Does your partner feel like the most important person in your life?  Does your partner know how much you love them?  Are you doing everything you can to show these things to your partner?  If not, you can change things starting today.  You don’t have to wait for a...

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Keep Your Relationship Alive

Our lives are busy. We have work, kids and hobbies that keep us busy.  However, the most important thing that we need to hold on to our sanity is our relationship with our partner.   Every relationship is different, but in order for any relationship to survive and not...

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Quality vs. Quantity in Your Relationship

We have all heard that in any relationship that the quality of time is so much better than the quantity of time you spend together.  Would you rather spend five minutes of close time with your partner or spend two hours of time with your partner doing nothing?  In...

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Is this really the right person for me?

Dear single, the choice of a life partner is one of the most important decisions you will ever make in your life! And on a daily basis you will still have to be making decisions concerning the relationship. Some decisions are small while others are extremely big. The question...

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How about online dating?

Things in the world around us have changed over the years and the dating scene is no exception.  With the internet, speed dating, etc., dating and finding that right someone have gotten just a little easier, but harder all the same.   Now you can go online to many...

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Conflict Resolution

What is conflict? Conflict refers to some form of friction, disagreement, or discord arising within a group when the beliefs or actions of one or more members of the group are either resisted by or unacceptable to one or more members of another group. This is a usual occurrence in...

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