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Saturday, May 19, 2012

Better Communication Skills

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Communication is of the utmost importance for people in any situation however; it is even more important for those in love relationships or a family relationship. Millions of people go through school every year without having any idea of how to properly communicate with others. It isn't taught in schools although proper communication skills are absolutely necessary for everyday life and without them, love and relationships can become strained and jeopardized. You must learn how to communicate properly to be successful in life.

Shut Up and Listen
One of the biggest problems in marriage relationships is that one person just won't let the other talk. Relationship help experts refer to this type of person as an "isolator". Isolators have the tendency to talk so much and for so long that their partners become numb to what they are saying.

One in five marriage relationships or committed love relationships reportedly has an isolator. Unfortunately, people have become so consumed with themselves and what they are experiencing that they ramble on and on without allowing their partner to get a word. For a happy, healthy and successful marriage relationship, you must learn to talk to each other as well as listen to what the other person has to say. This is the art of communication.

Take Off the Gloves
It is natural that disagreements will occur. This happens in all love and relationships as no two people can see eye to eye all of the time. It's really important that you both know how to settle disagreements before they escalate into something even worse.

You need to have guidelines in place for settling disputes. An important love advice to keep in mind is that you should never raise your voices in anger. Yelling at your partner will never solve the problem. Oftentimes, yelling will escalate into name calling and cause someone to bring up past marital problems. A calm discussion will usually be all it takes to settle a dispute.

Another important relationship advice is that you both have a cooling off period. When you hit a stalemate and neither of you are willing to budge, call a temporary truce. You should each, take some time to think about the other person's position as well as re-evaluate your own opinion. Once you are able to see where the other person is coming from, you should try to sit down and work through the problem again.

All in the Family
Love relationships aren't the only ones that need to learn to communicate better. A family relationship can also benefit from learning better communication skills. Families don't spend enough time talking to each other anymore. This can cause a breakdown in the family dynamic and nullify bonds that were made at birth.

Cell phones are often to blame for the lack of communication in families. One would think that a trip to the park to play on the swings would be a great way to communicate with your kids. However, most parents can be seen sitting on a bench texting, talking or updating their status on Facebook rather than spending quality time talking to their kids.

A family relationship can become stronger with better communication skills. 

Friday, May 18, 2012

You Can Find Out if He Loves You

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 Because most men tend to be locked chests of information, this can create a lot of doubt in any woman's mind. Many questions can drift by your thought process, and one of the most common is "does he love me?” If you aren't getting the answer through verbal communication or physical expression, then this can leave you feeling like an empty void.

But before you lose hope, I want to show you the common ways that men express their love for a woman indirectly. Note that because of how he was raised that he may have a harder time being as affectionate as you would like. If he did not come from a family that ever said that they loved each other on a common basis, it's just going to be hard for him.

1. Does he love me if he prioritizes our relationship?
Yes. If a guy is able to reach a point where he would rather put you first over some of his daily routines or social interactions then this can be a great sign that he's crazy about you.

If he can create more room to put you into his plans, then this usually means that you are a top priority in his eyes, which can amount to true love coming from him.

2. Does he love me if he introduces me to his loved ones?
Typically yes. Some guys do freely introduce girl after girl to their family and friends, but a man may feel a large amount of pressure from always being seen with a different girl.

If he is confident about introducing you to his parents, to his best friends and taking you to where he likes to hang out, then this means that he is not afraid to be thought of as in a serious relationship with you.

3. Does he love me if he tries to solve my problems?
Absolutely. When you love someone you want them to be happy and never down. If you have things that are getting in your way, you tell him about them, and he tries to solve these problems for you - good sign.

If he goes out of his way to fix things, tackle problems and make life easier for you - even better!

4. Are you in his future?
One question women often ask is, does he love me if he talks about the future with me in mind? My answer is definitely yes! A guy doesn't want to give up a girl's hopes. If he commonly uses "we" instead of just you or me when talking about the future then this is a very positive direction forward.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Nollywood Star, Stephanie and Her Husband-Linus Idahosa

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Ain’t they cool?

Nollywood star, Stephanie Okereke got married to her Pr/Media Executive fiancé, Linus Idahosa in France on 21 April, 2012

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

A Successful Marriage Depends on These

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Marriage is not something temporary. It is not something that you can abandon or throw away when you get tired of it. In the first place, you should never get tired of it. To know how you can keep a successful marriage, here are the key things you need to be aware of.

Love - The reason behind every marriage should be love. Without it, the marriage will just fall apart after a few years. Love is what will make your relationship stronger and it will also help you in understanding each other when difficult times arise.

Understanding - Every person is unique and different from each other. In a relationship, you will never be able to avoid things that you and your partners have different opinions with. When this happens, what you need is to have understanding. Understanding is very important, as well as being open to each other. When you love someone, you will be able to understand him or her and accept who he or she really is.

Commitment - When you get married, you are no longer just involved in a relationship but you are now committed to it. Involvement and commitment are two different things where the latter will require you to give up a part of yourself. This does not mean that you should give up who you really are but you just need to learn how to adjust as a married person. For instance, you really like going out to clubs every night, you may want to lessen this hobby once you get married. There are many sacrifices that you need to do when you finally decide to leave the single years but do not worry because all of them will be worth it. Commitment is what will take you both away from any temptation that may come your way.

Tolerance - There will always be things that you and your spouse will differ from. For instance, you are someone who is obsessed with planning things while your partner does not care about having plans. With this, you will have to compromise things from time to time. You need to know how to tolerate each other at a certain level. When you are faced with things that you really do not like, you need to learn how to bear with it.
Communication - A marriage will fall apart easily without communication. To make your relationship last, you need to know how you think about each other. To resolve any issue or understanding, you need to talk about it. You should never sleep until you resolve the problem at hand. Communication is truly important to make things stronger and clearer. If you do not like something about your partner, tell him or her so that you can work things out.

Trust - Without trust, there will be tons of misunderstandings. If you truly love your spouse, you need to trust your partner all the way. If you are really troubled or worried about something, then talk with your partner and make things clear. Trust is simple necessary especially for people who have long distance relationship.

Successful marriage is equal to a happy life.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

You Want a Healthy Relationship?

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The 7 keys that will help you to have a healthier relationship are: 1. Understanding 2. Knowledge. 3. Wisdom. 4. Love. 5. Integrity. 6. Respect. 7. Trust. There is no particular order for these keys, but it is important that we have them in our relationships.
1. Understanding: When you take a look at your own relationships with others you will find that there are some people that are easier to get along with than others. Some people have struggles getting along with others maybe because they don't understand them. The other thing to consider is how some people have no problem getting along with you, while others have a hard time with you. Whenever we meet people we must take the time to understand them. Try to understand their background, their personality, their likes and dislikes and your relationship will avoid pitfalls.
2. Knowledge: The lack of knowledge can create poor a relationship. The more you know about the person the healthier your relationship should be. Get to know the person in your life. Talk to them, ask them to tell you about themselves. Do not judge people by what you hear, find out for yourself from the person. This will build a better relationship between you and the person.
3. Wisdom: Wisdom is a precious gem to have in a relationship. With wisdom you will be able to deal with difficult issues that will present themselves from time to time. Every relationship has good and bad times; you need wisdom to guide you through those turbulent times. This is especially true in marriages. Wisdom helps us to make right judgments and at the right time.
4. Love: Love will help your relationship to stand the test of time. When there is love in the relationship the road ahead is not so difficult. The health of your relationship will depend on the strength of the love in the relationship. A relationship without love is like a ship without a sail; it leaves the harbour but will not get too far. We must seek to maintain love in our relationships.
5. Integrity. In order to survive in your relationship there must be a high level of integrity. People must be truthful about themselves. Integrity means that we are honest in our dealing with people. If your relationship is going to last for a long time integrity has to play a vital role in it.
6. Respect. First of all we should remember that we have to respect ourselves before we can show respect to others. When we respect others we treat them well. When we speak to them our words are pleasant. We use positive and uplifting words when talking to them. This for sure will create a lovely atmosphere a happier, healthier relationship with others.
7. Trust: For any relationship to grow and become healthy it must have trust. Trust is a very significant key for all relationships. It is useless to be in a relationship where little or no trust is. Trust is built by what we do and not just what we say. We must live by our words and people will trust us.
Your relationship must possess these 7 keys so that it will last for a life time.
However, by applying these 7 keys; understanding, knowledge, wisdom, love, integrity, respect, and trust, your relationship will be healthy. 

Monday, May 14, 2012

He Keeps on Breaking My Heart

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You are in a pretty awful place right now, because you feel like you are in love with a guy, but at the same time it feels like he keeps on playing games with you and breaking your heart. Even though you may feel like he is the only man that you can feel that way for, you do have to consider whether or not it is worth it for you to remain in a relationship limbo where you really are not sure what is going on and where you stand. It's just not healthy to stay that way. It's no fun to feel this way; kind of like you are torn between staying with a guy you know probably is not the one, and feeling at times like he has to be the one. What should you do when you are in love with a man who seems to be breaking your heart all the time?

My first suggestion would be to really search deep inside to make sure that what you are feeling for this guy really is love and not something else. It's easy to feel like you are totally enamoured by a man only to be masking the fact that you are really just happy to have someone, anyone rather than being alone. That may not really be what is going on, but it is something that is worth taking a look at for sure.

Another thing that I would suggest is that you take stock in where your life is at right now. Are you happy in all facets of your life and this is the only area that seems to be bringing you stress? Because if it is, then you may also want to weight out whether or not it is worth it to have all the other aspects of your life going well and then to have this situation bringing you down. As they say, a man is supposed to enrich your life, not bring you down when everything else seems to be going well.

Finally, I would also like to suggest that you see if it is not a miscommunication issue that is going on between you and the guy you are dating. There are plenty of situations where a woman will feel let down about something and the man she is dating has no clue because the communication is sorely lacking. You can't expect him to change the way he is if he does not understand that the way he is seems to be hurting you. So, if you have not done it yet, you also need to try and communicate the way that you feel and see how he responds to it.

If he does not change after that point and you still feel like he is breaking your heart all the time, that might be a sign that you are with the wrong man and you need to get out of the relationship no matter how you feel about him.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

4 Crucial Steps

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hen issues of how to make a man love you are concerned, women need to realize that it takes more than just physical attributes or appearances to make a man love you. You have to realize sooner or later for your own sake might I add that it takes much more then looking like a bubbly princess. Looks will attract him yes but what do you have to offer to him in terms of character and personality? I'm sorry to be harsh but man in the real world is just not that attracted to the air head beauty picture that is often portrayed on TV or movies.
You can easily attract a man with your looks but keeping his attention is the important thing, you may be beautiful but remember you are not the only beautiful woman on earth. As soon a more beautiful woman comes along you will lose him if you cannot stimulate, and keep his attention.
Here are 4 key things to look at if you want to know how to make a man love you.