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Living / LifeStyle & Weddings - 2 hours ago

This is how to talk about sex with a new partner

How to finesse your way through this potentially-awkward conversation. Of course, the months or weeks leading to a new relationship and even the early stages of it would be filled with questions and observations and other ways of trying to know each other more and familiarize yourselves with each other. Of all the necessary conversations to have, the one about sex might be one of the most awkward ones. And it won’t be surprising if one or both partners feel a little reluctant or reticent on the subject. Regardless of the awkwardness that may be associated with the conversation, it is one that definitely needs to be had particularly if the relationship is meant to be a sexual one. So, how do you go about having this conversation? It is important to be tactful. Credit - iStock]...

Living / LifeStyle & Weddings - 4 hours ago

Is it possible to just be friends with someone you have feelings for?

To stay in that friend-zone or ja pa? You should aim to date your friend, the popular relationship advice goes. Afterall, it is friendship which powers the relationship or marriage, when the initial torrent of feel-good hormones subsides after you’ve been with someone for a long while. Without friendship and that easy companionship to help put the relationship in a stable, secure place, it is not hard to imagine the relationship failing to go the long haul. With friendship established as one of the bedrocks of good relationships, and also considering the fact that proximity almost always brings about attraction and feelings; it wouldn’t be surprising that friends of opposite sex may try, at some point, to take the relationship beyond just friendship. Without friendship and that easy companionship, it is hard to imagine a relationship standing the test of time (Credit - FreeImages) In the case that one perso...

Living / LifeStyle & Weddings - 5 hours ago

41 things people in happy marriages should NEVER do

There's no doubt that you and your S.O. have a rapport and meaningful relationship that was built on the foundation of love, respect, and happiness! Even with years of experience under your belt, however, you may have come to the realization that there's always room for improvement! Make the most of your marriage, and check out this expansive list of things--according to various marriage counselors, psychiatrists, and experts--that happily married couples should never do!  1. Do everything with your spouse Natalie Dattilo, PhD, a clinical and health psychologist with IU Health Physicians, says, "It's important to cultivate independent interests. Having fun together is great, but you need know how to have fun apart from each other." 2. Hope for a better or more perfect relationship "Realize that all relationships involve a process and it's more important to evolve your relationship forward ins...

Living / LifeStyle & Weddings - 2 days ago

Here are 6 health benefits of Garri

Here are some of the major health benefits of eating Garri. Garri made from tubes and roots of the cassava plant contains proteins, fat, carbohydrates, iron, Vitamin B and C and also starch. The leaves contain calcium, iron, fats and protein too. Below are some of the major health benefits of Garri. ALSO READ: 5 diseases you never knew African Velvet Tamarind (Awin) could treat 1. Great for weight watching Trying to shed some weight? Then Garri is your go-to guy. Although very starchy, it is also low in calories and the high fibre content in cassava helps you stay full for a longer period and prevents binge eating. 2. Great for your digestive system Garri contains fibres that are not soluble in water. It helps in the absorption of toxins that enter your intesti...

Living / LifeStyle & Weddings - 2 days ago

What would you do if your partner got a child outside the relationship?

The very idea that there is a child of theirs somewhere that you only just found about is enough to rock the relationship or marriage to its very foundation. Married, dating, cohabiting. The form of the relationship does not matter when a partner decides to hide a whole child from you. When a partner gets a child with another person while you are together, or when they’ve got one before the relationship began and refused to open up about it till you are deep into the relationship, and absolutely committed, what should you do? Obviously, walking away sounds like an option. It is really not about the fact that there is a child. Dating a single parent is no longer the taboo it once was. More people are open to the idea of being with someone they really, truly connect with. If that connection is there, having a kid may not really matter. Staying in a marriage just for the kids...

Living / LifeStyle & Weddings - 2 days ago

What is a birthmark: Everything you need to know

There are lots of myths and misconceptions surrounding birthmarks. In Nigeria, many people believe that birthmarks point to evidence of a previous life, meaning that people who have them have been born before. These marks are supposed to point to the way a person had lived or died. These myths aside, science does a great job of answering the question what is a birthmark, and this article will show you why some people are born with them. Mongolian spot. Source: Medical News Today What is a birthmark? Medical News Today defines birthmarks as noticeable blemishes that appear on the skin. These marks are visible at birth. If these coloured marks aren’t visible when the child is born, they develop soon after. Types of birthmarks Not all birthmarks are the same. They are different...

Living / LifeStyle & Weddings - 2 days ago

Common Nigerian names from the different ethnic groups in Nigeria

There are some common Nigerian names that you will find no matter what part of the country you visit. Some of these names are so popular that people from other ethnic groups give it to their children even though they are not members of the origin culture. Most times people choose common Nigerian names because of their popularity. At other times, the parents of the baby love the meaning of the name enough to give it to their children. Common Nigerian names from the different ethnic groups in Nigeria Without further ado, these are some of the most common Nigerian names you’ll find all over the country. Common Nigerian names – English Blessing Mercy Favour...

Living / LifeStyle & Weddings - 2 days ago

Can a friends-with-benefits situation lead to a meaningful relationship?

What’s most important is to take responsibility for your own actions and feelings at all times. Friendship with benefit is the popular term that describes a situation where two friends enjoy a sexual relationship with each other with no strings attached. It’s fundamentally a casual sex instance with only the twist being that this is no one-night-stand-type thing. It’s not the kind of stuff you do with strangers and random people. Friends are involved. People you know and somehow care about even without the sexual relationship. both partners could develop feelings for each other and decide to elevate the relationship above casual sex. [Credit - Pinterest] According to Sex therapist Ian Kerner, when you go down this road sex may be all you get, alongside the possibility of losing your friend along the way.  “A FWB situation puts your precious...

Living / LifeStyle & Weddings - 3 days ago

Here’s how to stop bad sex from spoiling a good relationship

You don't have leave a great relationships due to terrible sex. Good sex in bad relationships. Bad sex in good relationships. Here are few ways that irregularities can manifest in the emotional and sexual connection between two people. If only one of those two things ensured the other, things would be way easier than many people experience. But of course, the reverse is the case on several occasions and when this happens, it puts a strain on the relationship. When two people who desire a beautiful relationship lack the emotional connection to back their sexual chemistry; or when their sexual chemistry lacks the emotional closeness needed to make their love thrive, the relationship obviously fails to make much sense, if any. It is hard to imagine a great relationship without great sex (Credit - iStock) And it might be a little difficult for p...

Living / LifeStyle & Weddings - 4 days ago

Here’s why revenge affair is never a good idea

Trying to get a relationship back on track by first going so far away from it, sounds like such a bad, bad idea. When one partner cheats on the other in a relationship, there can be no way to gauge what the aggrieved person would do, neither is there a right standard of behaviour for such person to live by. In that period of discovery, at least. As we wrote here, “you can’t determine how your partner reacts or what they choose as payback when they catch you cheating because when it comes to matters of the heart, there aren’t rules guiding reciprocity. What you see is what you get.” Of course, this does not cover criminal actions. No matter how noble the idea is, if it translates to cheating, it is a bad idea [Credit - Shutterstock] And as it is, reactions could range from the most lethargic to the most aggressive. Some partners would cry and...

Living / LifeStyle & Weddings - 4 days ago

Here are 3 signs that you’re in a rebound relationship

A rebound relationship is the type that happens when someone who has just had a [bad] breakup decides to jump right into another one. The time may not really be the factor here, really. What determines rebound is more related to the state of being tied to that previous partner/relationship. When you have yet to get your head out of that relationship, and that previous partner out of your mind, getting into another relationship might not be the best thing to do. We can all agree that trying to drown out memories of an ex by getting a next is not a bright idea, and no one really wants to feel like ‘a substitute’ or a ‘stopgap solution’ rather than the choice. How to know you are in a rebound relationship [Credit - PETRI OESCHGER-GETTY IMAGES] So how would you know if someone is trying to use you as a rebound? 1. They’re with you, but still ob...

Living / LifeStyle & Weddings - 5 days ago

2 natural ways to grow eyelashes fast

Natural full lashes instantly open up the eyes but if yours fall out often these easy tips will work to get them back stronger. Full lashes instantly open up the eyes and because they dont require wearing faux lashes every time they are low maintenance! Long and full lashes help shape the face and though they are natural they are still glam especially when emphasized with mascara. Full lashes instantly lightens up the whole face, gives a chic vibes while complementing any look subtle yet effortlessly pretty. ALSO READ:How to use eyebrow gel in 4 easy steps A lot of ladies however are not blessed with full lashes making faux lashes the ever dependable option but for those who desire full and long lashes, these two easy way work to naturally stimulate the hair and make them grow and shine. 1. Egg Whites Egg whites help to grow a...

Living / LifeStyle & Weddings - 5 days ago

5 reasons to kiss more in your relationship

More kisses in your relationship equal more bliss! Today, April 13, is world International Kissing Day 2018 and here are all the great reasons why you need to get into the romantic spirit and kiss more in your relationship. 1. Stress relief “When we kiss, it stimulates our brain to release a cocktail of feel good chemicals that both calm and excite us at the same time,” according to American family therapist Dr. Sheri Meyers. 2. Strengthens the bond You’re going out, you kiss your boo. On your return, you share another kiss. At several points of the day when you are together, you also share a kiss. These non-sexual kisses show just how into each other you and your partner are. And the more you do this, the stronger you and your partner get in bonding. 3. Forepl...

Living / LifeStyle & Weddings - 5 days ago

Here are 5 signs that your partner is not over their ex

All relationships do not end at the altar. There might even be more relationships that failed to reach that landmark than relationships that do. Point is, relationships end all the time. It’s part of the cycle that some of these relationship would end. And when they do, it is not the end of the world. One would have to dust it off and move on to the next. However, some people never really dust off the memories of their exes, or get over the feeling of being with that person before trying to go be with someone else. When you get with someone who has yet to move on from an ex; this is how you will know. The partner who compares you to an ex might really not have moved on from that ex [Credit - Ashley Batz Bustle] 1. The won’t shut up about them This is likely the most blatant p...

Living / LifeStyle & Weddings - 5 days ago

5 signs he feels guilty for hurting you

If he hurt you and feels bad about it, he may feel like he owes you. As the popular saying goes, ‘ action speaks louder than words’. Instead of apologizing for their wrong deeds, some guys go out of his way to make you happy more so than usual until he feels enough time has passed that the pain has diminished. Is he showing signs he feels guilty for hurting you or not? He avoids you If he is genuinely busy with work-related issues then there is no cause for alarm. However, if he cancels date nights and he posts photos or video on social media hanging out with friends then he might be probably avoiding you. READ ALSO:5 ways to make your girlfriend miss you like crazy He is private and secretive T...

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