Stop Apologizing…

It really starts with a stare, simple as that. I feel you turn and I notice your eyes follow me. In my mind I’m wondering, “gosh another one”. My eyes cold, dark, the eyes that have seen enough, but still you approach me with “a simple hello”. It’s actually...
Dear NwaVic, I work in an office of about 10 people. One of my colleagues and I have gotten close over the past year I have worked here. I am engaged and he is married. I see it as a friendship- we gist and joke around. Sometimes, we have lunch...

What Is Healthy?

What constitutes a healthy relationship? Would we know one when we see it? Better yet, would we know what an unhealthy relationship looks like? Many of us, unfortunately, have grown up in unhealthy relationships. Be it as a result of "culture" , religion, or just plain old human upbringing. The...
"The fall of a dead leaf is an advice to the green ones" as my dearly beloved father always tells me. Before I start my diplomatic tirade, let me take this short moment to admonish you to stay on top of your thought process. Lest you end up like...
We don’t mean to lie but we kinda have to, just to keep the peace. Yes, we females are far from perfect. I’m really sorry ladies; I guess I feel I owe it to them. So here are the top 10 lies woman tell men. Once again, I’m really sorry ladies. 1)      I don’t...
Marriage is defined in a number of ways. It has different meanings depending on the basis on which it is entered. The Bible defines it as a covenant by two individuals and God. The law defines it as a contract. Cultural anthropologists have defined it as a "culturally sanctioned...
These days, among many of my friends, wedding planning is the order of the day. Last year alone, I was a bridesmaid 4 times. This year, i'll be a bridesmaid at least 3 times. Moreover, following a certain romantic event on Valentine's Day, wedding planning is now on my...
Dear NwaVic, Nice work you got going here. Keep it up. I have a serious issue on my mind about a lady I am dating. I'm currently on the 6th month of NYSC in Taraba state. Because of the distance and insurgency in the area, I have not traveled to...
Ahhhhh......The signs! Wait signs? What signs? Are there signs? I hear you ask...... Oh, there are signs alright, but you need to be savvy enough. Think of a relationship as a business, you need to invest, maintain and communicate. If you’re not doing all three of these things or...
Proclaiming to be a “smart,” “different from all the other chicks,” “never want to be a typical negative statistic,” “I will never trap a man,” “I will never settle,” “I want the best future,” “I deserve a great family,” shouting woman who becomes head over heels in love with...
So, it happened....in a restaurant, at a public event,  maybe by flash mob, at the spot you first met, at your birthday, or his, within the privacy of your bedroom, or his or in front of family and friends....that man you love asked you to be his wife. So,...
If you watch medical dramas, like me, you might have either heard of or watched the show called Private Practice In the show, there was a woman called Lorraine who was unable to have a baby and so used her sister as a surrogate, using her husbands sperm and her...
Almost every girl wonders what went wrong when she suddenly finds herself single again.  Was it something you did or said?  Sometimes yet, and sometimes no.  Here are some of the top reasons why men dump women.  Take a look and see which of these (if any) apply to...
Love, the golden word that binds all and heals all. Love, just a bit of it would make the world a better place. Love, that sweet poison which makes us do crazy meaningless things. Ever seen a full grown man breakdown in public and shed oceans of tears, uncontrollably, without shame, bereft...
Nna men this girl don erase me from her life. A whole ME, Eziokwu?  Does she know who I am? These were the initial thoughts that ran through my mind. But after a while (a couple minutes) I decided to move on with my life. I consider myself to...
You may be familiar with the cliché, “Why buy the milk when you could get the cow for free?” The saying simply means there is no need to make an investment in something when you are gaining the benefits from it already.  Think about it carefully.  In some traditions...

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