Tag: relationship

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I don’t want to spend the rest of my life with a jealous woman, I said to myself that night. Little did I know it would only get worse. I didn’t know I would get slapped too.

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The beauty of taking my time is that I have a level of self-assuredness that is unshakeable because I know exactly who I am. Time also gives me the luxury of being present in and enjoying the moment. You know how they say people sometimes chase life so hard that they forget to live. Well, that’s not me.

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What I have a problem with is, when ‘the man is the head of the family’ springs up, it is usually said to tell the wife to condone whatever she is getting from the husband especially when she isn’t comfortable with it. The phrase becomes a justification for abuse. A man can cheat, dope, steal your money, be irresponsible as a husband and as a father, he is still the head of the family…

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I still can’t believe it. In fact, I know it’s not true because he always said it. Just like Jesus, he predicted his own death. He said a time would come when most people would be so mean and wouldn’t be able to process most of the things he had taught me…

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Oct 2

Airport

‘Well…actually…’ He cleared his throat. ‘I haven’t felt happy with this long distance thing we’ve been doing. It’s not been great for me, Angela’. ‘I just feel that there is no point not being true to myself’, Busayo added.

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Sep 19

Sacrifice

There she is sobbing in her sleep, wearing my pyjamas shirt on top of her dress, her white flowing dress, the one she bought from Vera Wang and the first thought in my head is “I’m never getting rid of that couch”.

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We do not love for long periods. Our uncertainty is not sure to us. We are finding reasons not to stay. One minute we are burning for you, the next we are burning, but for freedom, and when we leave we do not want you thinking you are insufficient, that you do not fill us. Because baby, you do and that’s the thing that scares us.

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Sep 16

Due Date

Look babe, if you guys are serious about enjoying each other before kids come – and for the record I think it’s a great idea. Dave and I are doing great, and we love Jr. and this one coming with all our hearts, but sometimes, just sometimes…

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It’s okay to grieve. Cry if you want to. Scream into your pillow, but do this without letting it affect the person you really are. And then go on to mentally pick out all the good in the relationship that lured you there in the first place, stuff you actually enjoyed and would love to have again.

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Between age 25 and 30, society decides women are no longer to be sheltered and should immediately find men and marry them. To miss this time window is to be ready for a life of singleness. But is there any truth to this?

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Human sexuality has always been an interesting part of our existence. In recent times, it has become a norm to hear young Nigerian men and women declare their sexuality as sapiosexual—attracted to or sexually aroused by intelligence and its use. When critically analysed, however, are we really sapiosexual? According to a friend, most Nigerian men aren’t…