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By: Eloke-Young Splendor Dating Lauren for about a year now has been an uphill task. He never seems to take his eyes off his laptop, his hands are always glued to his pen, his phone, an annoying third wheel, and his coffee his other best friend. I thought I could deal with this before now, until I realized I was dating his job and not him. Dealing with a workaholic partner has threatened many otherwise great relationships. Dating a very busy man can be so frustrating and tiresome and can even make you question your worth, while creating a dangerous gap in your relationship. While others have allowed the situation cause avoidable rancor in their love life, others have found innovative ways to help their partner balance their work schedule as well as explore every opportunity to add fun to their relationship. Have you ever considered that your boyfriend does…

It was another Valentine day, and Sandra stood at the city mall, staring at a couple who came shopping. She wished she could be in the lady’s shoe but this will be very unlikely, and the thought left her sad, immediately. She had met Clarke some months ago, and had thought that their relationship would have matured into romance. However, six months down the line, they had only become better friends and Clarke was yet to make any move about moving the relationship to the next level. “I’m tired”, “I can’t wait any longer” she murmured to herself. This has been Sandra’s continuous trauma two months after she met Clarke. She wanted more and she was dying to have it. Sandra is not the only one with such trouble; her situation is common with most ladies. Whenever they meet a nice guy whose manifesto befits their requirement (I.e. they are…

The word compromise generally refers to an agreement or settlement of a dispute that is reached by each side making concessions; it could also mean the expedient acceptance of standards that are lower than is desirable. In relationships, compromise is often viewed as the latter; and statistics have shown that women compromise more often than men do in relationships. This accounts for many problems in relationships, some women go into relationships believing that it is their place to make more compromises. It is important to note that both parties are expected to make some adjustments in order to accommodate each other in every relationship. In this article, Barton Goldsmith Ph.D. multi-award-winning psychotherapist, syndicated columnist, author, and radio host gives us 10 Reasons to C.O.M.P.R.O.M.I.S.E. in Your Relationship – and he is not referring to women only. Here is what he says about how to take a relationship from the battlefield…

Being coupled up should not be the end goal of your personal life: Being truly happy, regardless of what your relationship status is, should always be the priority. In fact, you’ll likely be a whole lot happier single than you would be if you chose to stay in the wrong relationship. Below, relationship experts offer eight convincing reasons why. Not all relationships are created equally. Relationship aren’t always mutually fulfilling. If you are deeply unhappy with each other, being on your own is probably the preferable option, said therapist Heather Gray. “Having a person in your life doesn’t mean you have real love,” she said. “When you lie to yourself and pretend your relationship is something that it isn’t, you’re hurting yourself. That lie is embarrassing and shaming. It can make you feel weak and pathetic when you don’t even believe the story you’re telling. Your truth, even the painful…

Recently, I hooked up with my friend Muna, who is into a bad relationship, and when we got talking she went off about how low she feels in the strange love circle. I had to ask her, why are you still with him? Strange as it may seem, sometimes it’s not just that easy to let go. And this is not peculiar to women; I’ve had male friends as well, who found they just couldn’t walk away from a bad relationship that easily. It’s an emotional thing, much like that old pair of slip-on you have sitting by your bedside, you know it’s so worn out that you do not feel comfortable being seen in them, but you just do not let them go. While we sat discussing her love issues, I remembered an article I’d come across earlier in the week, and I just had to share it with…

13 Little Signs you are With The Right Person By: Carolyn Steber Relationships have its ups and downs. Sometimes you may feel that you are with the wrong person because it could get really tough but this doesn’t mean you have made the wrong decision in choosing a partner. Regardless of all the tough and rocky times, you would be able to tell if you are with the right person.If your relationship has a few of the traits below, it’s likely you two are going to be OK. It just may require a dose of understanding from both sides, as well as some extra work to make things, well, work. And, more often than not, that’s totally worth it. You Know How to Help Each De-Stress Like I said, life can be tough and relationships can be rocky. But if you both retain the ability to laugh about it all, you’ll likely…

According to statistics which emerged from a study conducted to mark the paperback release of The Rosie Project, a novel about a man’s quest to find his perfect wife, it was revealed that while 94 percent of women believe in true love, just 88 percent of men feel the same way. Your Dictionary defines True love as a strong and lasting affection between spouses or lovers who are in a happy, passionate and fulfilling relationship. In the same vein, the Oxford dictionary sees true love as an intense feeling of deep affection. There are various interpretations as to what true love means, however, the search for a compatible partner which most women might call “Mr. Right”, often poses a huge problem. Lori Gottlieb, an American writer and Author of the book “Marry Him” says, “Every woman I know – no matter how successful and ambitious, how financially and…