Love is great. Love is necessary. Love is beautiful. But love is not enough. — Mark Manson
“Today, I am going to share a truth many people do not know — love is not the most important aspect of a happy relationship!” Wilson announced.
My friend, Wilson, recently got married to the love of his life, so this announcement was perplexing to me. He was, however, clearly excited about what he was about to tell me.
At the beginning of the conversation, I was very skeptical as I have thought for the longest time that nothing surpasses love in any…
“This is my confession. As dark as I am, I will always find enough light to adore you to pieces, with all my pieces.” — Johnny Nguyen
I was once stuck in a terrible relationship that I convinced myself was not too bad. My partner seemingly loved me, he bought me flowers every other week, he took me on fancy dates and spent numerous hours speaking on the phone with me every night.
On the other hand, whenever he would be displeased about something, he would act out in extreme ways. He would sign into my social media accounts and…
“A great relationship does not happen because of the love you had in the beginning, but how well you continue building love until the end.” — Anonymous
At the start of an intimate relationship, everything seems so perfect. The sun seems to shine brighter, the sky looks bluer, there is beauty in all you see, and you start to see awesome things you never took notice of prior.
However, for most relationships, as time goes by the couple starts to face relationship problems. And relationships become harder to sustain and finding the perfect balance to maintain becomes even harder.
“It is amazing how someone can break your heart and you still love them with all the little pieces.” Ella Harper
Heartbreak is a vicious beast.
In my experience, it felt like someone had ripped my heart violently out of my chest, threw it into a blender and ground it into 1,000 bits and pieces. He did not then put it back where it belonged in my chest so there was a gaping, painful wound where my heart used to be.
And I still loved him in my brokenness.
In due time, my heart morphed into a cold icebox because…
“It is through the strength of what is genuine that meaningful connections build into relationships.” — Anonymous
Likeable people. They always have a fascinating story to tell, and they have that seemingly innate ability to make you feel at ease in their company.
It seems some people were simply born like that.
When they enter a room, everyone notices their presence. They are like magnets, and when they talk, everyone hangs on every single word coming out of their mouth.
Many of us often wonder how those people can have such a magnetic personality. Is there a secret formula? How…
When someone wants to be with you, they will usually make it known to you. You will not have doubts about how they feel about you.
Many times in my adult life, I have wished there was a manual on how to figure out relationships with the opposite gender. There are mistakes I wouldn’t have made, and there are permanent scars I have now that I could have avoided.
Dating and starting new relationships can be extremely frustrating and difficult.
I hope these 10 things we should have learned about what makes good relationships as teenagers (but maybe did not)…
“The strength of your mind determines the quality of your life.” — Edmond Mbiaka
Mentally strong people. They always have a story of resilience to tell, and they have that innate ability to make you feel safe in their company.
It seems some people were simply born like that.
When they go somewhere, people notice their presence. Knowing their story of struggle increases the awe from those surrounding them. They have a je ne sais quoi strength about them.
Many of us often wonder how those people can have such an appealing personality. Is there a secret formula? How did…
“You write in order to change the world, knowing perfectly well that you probably can’t, but also knowing that literature is indispensable to the world… The world changes according to the way people see it, and if you alter, even but a millimeter the way people look at reality, then you can change it. ― James Baldwin
The platforms we use for sharing our writing are rapidly and constantly evolving and improving. There is a myriad of tools to help us improve our productivity, which is in itself becoming a detriment to producing meaningful work.
As a writer, I struggle…
“How bad do you want it?” — Gary Vaynershuk
Last year, I read a phenomenal book whose insights I want to share today: Rich Habits — The Daily Success Habits of Wealthy Individuals: Thomas C. Corley
If you really want to change your life as a result of reading a profound book, it is important that you practise what you learned. Take action.
I have acted upon most principles I garnered from this book, and my life has fully been transformed. I am more physically fit, I have better mental health, my relationships have improved, I feel more spiritual, and…
If you chase two rabbits, you will catch neither one.
We all have goals in life. Some have less of them, some have more of them. I had quite a number of goals and multiple areas of my life that I wanted to improve.
I wanted to up my daily hours of sleep from 3 to at least 6, meditate twice a day, go to the gym six days a week, create mental health awareness videos on YouTube, spend more time with my family; all the while working a full-time job.
The challenge I found is that even when I…
I write about love, life, relationships, and dating. I've been in love before, had my heart broken, picked up the pieces and now found true love. Let's connect!